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heterolysis

/ (ˌhɛtəˈrɒlɪsɪs) /
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noun
the dissolution of the cells of one organism by the lysins of anotherCompare autolysis
Also called: heterolytic fission chem the dissociation of a molecule into two ions with opposite chargesCompare homolysis
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Derived forms of heterolysis

heterolytic (ˌhɛtərəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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