plasmolysis

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plasmolysis

 [plaz-mol´ĭ-sis]
contraction of cell protoplasm due to loss of water by osmosis. adj., adj plasmolyt´ic.

plas·mol·y·sis

(plaz-mol'i-sis),
Shrinking of plant cells by osmotic loss of cytoplasmic water.
Synonym(s): protoplasmolysis
[plasmo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

plasmolysis

/plas·mol·y·sis/ (plaz-mol´ĭ-sis) contraction of cell protoplasm due to loss of water by osmosis.plasmolyt´ic

plasmolysis

(plăz-mŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. plasmoly·ses (-sēz′)
Shrinkage or contraction of the protoplasm away from the wall of a living plant or bacterial cell, caused by loss of water through osmosis.

plas′mo·lyt′ic (plăz′mə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
plas′mo·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.

plas·mol·y·sis

(plaz-mol'i-sis)
1. Dissolution of cellular components.
2. Shrinking of plant cells by osmotic loss of cytoplasmic water.
[plasmo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

plasmolysis

Shrinkage or dissolution of the protoplasm in a cell.

plasmolysis

the shrinkage of plant cell contents due to loss of water, resulting in the CELL MEMBRANE pulling away from the cell wall, leaving a fluid-filled space. Plasmolysis occurs when plant cells are placed in a hypertonic (see HYPOTONIC medium so that they lose water by OSMOSIS. See Fig. 254 .

plasmolysis

contraction of cell protoplasm due to loss of water by osmosis.