chromatolysis

noun chro·ma·tol·y·sis \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈtä-lə-səs \

Definition of chromatolysis

:the dissolution and breaking up of chromophil material (such as chromatin) of a cell and especially a nerve cell

chromatolytic

play \krō-ˌma-tə-ˈli-tik, krə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of chromatolysis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

chromatolysis

noun chro·ma·tol·y·sis \ ˌkrō-mə-ˈtäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of chromatolysis

plural chromatolyses play \-ˌsēz\
:the dispersal of Nissl substance in the cell body of a neuron resulting from axonal stress (as that induced by injury or neurodegenerative disease)

chromatolytic

play \krō-ˌmat-ᵊl-ˈit-ik, krə-\ adjective

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