plasmolysis

noun plas·mol·y·sis \ plaz-ˈmä-lə-səs \

Definition of plasmolysis

: shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to outward osmotic flow of water

plasmolytic

play \ˌplaz-mə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of plasmolysis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

plasmolysis

noun plas·mol·y·sis \ plaz-ˈmäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of plasmolysis

: shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to water loss by exosmosis

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