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chromatolysis

noun chro·ma·tol·y·sis \ˌkrō-mə-ˈtä-lə-səs\

Definition of CHROMATOLYSIS

:  the dissolution and breaking up of chromophil material (as chromatin) of a cell and especially a nerve cell
chro·mato·lyt·ic \krō-ˌma-tə-ˈli-tik, krə-\ adjective

Origin of CHROMATOLYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1901

chromatolysis

noun chro·ma·tol·y·sis \ˌkrō-mə-ˈtäl-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural chro·ma·tol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CHROMATOLYSIS

:  the dissolution and breaking up of chromophil material (as chromatin) of a cell and especially a neuron
chro·mato·lyt·ic \krō-ˌmat-əl-ˈit-ik, krə-\ adjective

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