plas·mol·y·sis noun \plaz-ˈmä-lə-səs\
Origin of PLASMOLYSIS
First Known Use: 1883
plas·mol·y·sis noun \plaz-ˈmäl-ə-səs\ (Medical Dictionary)
: shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to water loss by exosmosis
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