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cytolysis

 [si-tol´ĭ-sis]
cell lysis; the destruction of cells by rupture or disintegration of the membrane and loss of cell contents, such as that produced by viruses, antibodies and complement, or by a hypotonic environment. See also cytotoxicity.
immune cytolysis cell lysis produced by antibody with the participation of complement.

cy·tol·y·sis

(sī-tol'i-sis),
The dissolution of a cell.
[cyto- + G. lysis, loosening]

cytolysis

/cy·tol·y·sis/ (-sis) the dissolution of cells.cytolyt´ic
immune cytolysis  cell lysis produced by antibody with the participation of complement.

cytolysis

(sī-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The dissolution or destruction of a cell.

cy′to·lyt′ic (sī′tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

cytolysis

[sītol′isis] pl. cytolyses
Etymology: Gk, kytos + lyein, to loosen
the destruction or breakdown of cells, primarily by the disintegration of the plasma membrane. A kind of cytolysis is immune cytolysis. cytolytic, adj.

cy·tol·y·sis

(sī-tol'i-sis)
The dissolution of a cell.
[cyto- + G. lysis, loosening]

cytolysis

the breakdown of cells.

cytolysis

the dissolution of cells.

immune cytolysis
cell lysis produced by antibody with the participation of complement.
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