plasmolysis

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noun plas·mol·y·sis \plaz-ˈmä-lə-səs\

Definition of plasmolysis

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1883


Medical Dictionary

plasmolysis

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noun plas·mol·y·sis \plaz-ˈmäl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of plasmolysis

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


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