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cytolysis

noun cy·tol·y·sis \sī-ˈtä-lə-səs\

Definition of CYTOLYSIS

:  the usually pathologic dissolution or disintegration of cells
cy·to·lyt·ic \ˌsī-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin of CYTOLYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1907

cytolysis

noun cy·tol·y·sis \sī-ˈtäl-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cy·tol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CYTOLYSIS

:  the usually pathological dissolution or disintegration of cells
cy·to·lyt·ic \ˌsīt-əl-ˈit-ik\ adjective

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