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autolysis

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noun au·tol·y·sis \-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of autolysis

plural autolyses \-ə-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  breakdown of all or part of a cell or tissue by self-produced enzymes—called also self-digestion

autolytic \ˌȯt-əl-ˈit-ik\play adjective



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