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myolysis

noun my·ol·y·sis \ mī-ˈäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of myolysis

plural myolyses play \-ˌsēz\
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

myolytic

play \ˌmī-ə-ˈlit-ik\ adjective

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