cytolysis

noun
cy·​tol·​y·​sis | \ sī-ˈtä-lə-səs How to pronounce cytolysis (audio) \

Definition of cytolysis

: the usually pathologic dissolution or disintegration of cells

Other Words from cytolysis

cytolytic \ ˌsī-​tə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce cytolytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cytolysis

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cytolysis

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“Cytolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytolysis. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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cytolysis

noun
cy·​tol·​y·​sis | \ sī-ˈtäl-ə-səs How to pronounce cytolysis (audio) \
plural cytolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce cytolyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of cytolysis

: the usually pathological dissolution or disintegration of cells

Other Words from cytolysis

cytolytic \ ˌsīt-​ᵊl-​ˈit-​ik How to pronounce cytolytic (audio) \ adjective

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