[sahy-tok-luh-sis, sahy-tuh-kley-sis]

noun Pathology.

destruction of cells.

Nearby words

  1. cytochrome,
  2. cytochrome oxidase,
  3. cytochrome reductase,
  4. cytocidal,
  5. cytocide,
  6. cytoclastic,
  7. cytodiagnosis,
  8. cytogenesis,
  9. cytogenetics,
  10. cytogenic reproduction

Origin of cytoclasis

cyto- + Greek klásis a breaking Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cytoclasis




The destruction of cells by fragmentation.

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