- the dissociation of a molecule into two neutral fragmentsAlso called: homolytic fission Compare heterolysis (def. 2)
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- Lysis of a cell by extracts of the same type of tissue.
- Lysis of red blood cells by homolysin and complement.
- Decomposition of a chemical compound into two uncharged atoms or radicals.
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