histolysis

noun

his·​tol·​y·​sis hi-ˈstä-lə-səs How to pronounce histolysis (audio)
: the breakdown of bodily tissues

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of histolysis was circa 1857

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“Histolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histolysis. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

histolysis

noun
his·​tol·​y·​sis his-ˈtäl-ə-səs How to pronounce histolysis (audio)
plural histolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce histolysis (audio)
: the breakdown of bodily tissues
histolytic adjective
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