cytolysis

[sahy-tol-uh-sis]

Origin of cytolysis

First recorded in 1905–10; cyto- + -lysis
Related formscy·to·lyt·ic [sahyt-l-it-ik] /ˌsaɪt lˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cytolytic

cytolysis

noun
  1. cytology the dissolution of cells, esp by the destruction of their membranes
Derived Formscytolytic (ˌsaɪtəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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cytolytic in Medicine

cytolysis

[sī-tŏlĭ-sĭs]
n.
  1. The dissolution or destruction of a cell.
Related formscy′to•lytic (sī′tə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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