histolysis

[ hi-stol-uh-sis ]
/ hɪˈstɒl ə sɪs /

noun

disintegration or dissolution of organic tissues.

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Also called histodialysis.

Origin of histolysis

First recorded in 1855–60; histo- + -lysis

OTHER WORDS FROM histolysis

his·to·lyt·ic [his-tl-it-ik], /ˌhɪs tlˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for histolysis

histolysis
/ (hɪˈstɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

the disintegration of organic tissues

Derived forms of histolysis

histolytic (ˌhɪstəˈlɪtɪk), adjectivehistolytically, adverb
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Medical definitions for histolysis

histolysis
[ hĭ-stŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The breakdown and disintegration of tissue.

Other words from histolysis

his′to•lytic (hĭs′tə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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