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

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plasmolytic \ˌplaz-mə-ˈli-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of plasmolysis

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plasmolysis

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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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