histolysis

noun his·tol·y·sis \ hi-ˈstä-lə-səs \

Definition of histolysis

:the breakdown of bodily tissues

Origin and Etymology of histolysis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

histolysis

noun his·tol·y·sis \ his-ˈtäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of histolysis

plural histolyses play \-ˌsēz\
:the breakdown of bodily tissues

histolytic

play \ˌhis-tə-ˈlit-ik\ adjective

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