bacteriolysis


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bacteriolysis

 [bak-te″re-ol´ĭ-sis]
destruction or dissolution of bacteria. adj., adj bacteriolyt´ic.

bac·te·ri·ol·y·sis

(bak-tēr'ē-ol'i-sis),
The dissolution of bacteria, for example, by means of enzymes, hypotonic solutions, or specific antibody and complement.
[bacterio- + G. lysis, dissolution]

bacteriolysis

(băk-tîr′ē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. bacterioly·ses (-sēz′)
Dissolution or destruction of bacteria.

bac·te′ri·o·lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

bacteriolysis

[baktir′ē·ol′əsis]
the intracellular or extracellular breakdown of bacteria, resulting in the release of the cell's contents. See also bacteriolysin. bacteriolytic, adj.

bac·te·ri·ol·y·sis

(bak-tēr'ē-ol'i-sis)
The dissolution of bacteria, e.g., by means of hypotonic solutions or by specific antibody and complement.
[bacterio- + G. lysis, dissolution]

bacteriolysis

destruction or dissolution of bacteria.