myolysis

noun
my·​ol·​y·​sis | \ mī-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce myolysis (audio) \
plural myolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce myolysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of myolysis

1 : destruction or disintegration of muscle tissue myolysis is typical in sea snake and tiger snake envenomations— A. Barelli et al.
2 : a laparoscopic procedure for treating uterine fibroids that involves coagulation (as by electric current) of blood vessels supplying the fibroid with subsequent shrinkage of the fibroid

Other Words from myolysis

myolytic \ ˌmī-​ə-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce myolysis (audio) \ adjective

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“Myolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myolysis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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