autolysis

noun au·tol·y·sis \ -lə-səs \

Definition of autolysis

:breakdown of all or part of a cell or tissue by self-produced enzymes

autolytic

play \ˌȯ-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of autolysis

New Latin


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autolysis

noun au·tol·y·sis \ -ə-səs \

medical Definition of autolysis

plural autolyses play \-ə-ˌsēz\
:breakdown of all or part of a cell or tissue by self-produced enzymes called also self-digestion

autolytic

play \ˌȯt-ᵊl-ˈit-ik\ adjective

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