- disintegration or dissolution of organic tissues.
Origin of histolysis
Also called histodialysis.
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Examples from the Web for histolysis
Histolysis: the degeneration and dissolution of organic tissue.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Hence the opinion arose that histolysis is a process of phagocytosis.
The process of tissue-destruction is known as 'histolysis'; the rebuilding process is called 'histogenesis.'The Life-Story of Insects
Geo. H. Carpenter
By histolysis certain parts of the hypodermis are destroyed, while other portions of it develop into the new structures.
- the disintegration of organic tissues
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- The breakdown and disintegration of tissue.
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