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cytolysis

[ sahy-tol-uh-sis ]
/ saɪˈtɒl ə sɪs /
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noun Physiology.
the dissolution or degeneration of cells.
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Origin of cytolysis

First recorded in 1905–10; cyto- + -lysis

OTHER WORDS FROM cytolysis

cy·to·lyt·ic [sahyt-l-it-ik], /ˌsaɪt lˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use cytolysis in a sentence

  • The question remains: What could be the physicochemical nature of this cytolysis?

  • Any physical or chemical stimulus which can liquefy the lipoids causes cytolysis of the egg.

  • Some substance contained in the blood causes, presumably, a superficial cytolysis of the egg and thus starts its development.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
  • Membrane-formation is, therefore, caused by a superficial or incomplete cytolysis.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others

British Dictionary definitions for cytolysis

cytolysis
/ (saɪˈtɒlɪsɪs) /

noun
cytology the dissolution of cells, esp by the destruction of their membranes

Derived forms of cytolysis

cytolytic (ˌsaɪtəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for cytolysis

cytolysis
[ sī-tŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.
The dissolution or destruction of a cell.

Other words from cytolysis

cy′to•lytic (sī′tə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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