Recent Examples on the WebWhen small fish start to decay, the bacterial flora in their guts burst through cell walls, initiating the process of autolysis.
Taras Grescoe, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Oct. 2021 This is because of the quick breakdown process known as autolysis, which begins almost immediately after death and involves enzymes breaking down the tissue.
Ashley Strickland, CNN, 8 Jan. 2020 According to researchers, brains tend to decompose quickly after death in a rapid process of autolysis, where enzymes break up the tissue.
Fox News, 12 Jan. 2020 This means that the autolysis breakdown process was prevented from the outside of the brain, essentially being deactivated.
Ashley Strickland, CNN, 8 Jan. 2020
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