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chromatolysis

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

Definition of chromatolysis

  1. :  the dissolution and breaking up of chromophil material (as chromatin) of a cell and especially a nerve cell

chromatolytic play \krō-ˌma-tə-ˈli-tik, krə-\ adjective


Origin of chromatolysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1901


Medical Dictionary

chromatolysis

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noun chro·ma·tol·y·sis \ˌkrō-mə-ˈtäl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of chromatolysis

plural chromatolyses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the dispersal of Nissl substance in the cell body of a neuron resulting from axonal stress (as that induced by injury or neurodegenerative disease)

chromatolytic \krō-ˌmat-əl-ˈit-ik, krə-\play adjective



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