- the dissolution and disintegration of chromatin.
Origin of chromatolysis
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Some of the cells of the anterior horn were swollen and the nuclei eccentric; chromatolysis had occurred in many of them.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
- cytology the dissolution of stained material, such as chromatin in injured cells
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- The disintegration of chromophil substance in a nerve cell body; it may occur after exhaustion of the cell or after damage to its peripheral process.chromolysis
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