cytolysis

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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

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

cy′to·lyt′ic (sī′tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

cy·tol·y·sis

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

cytolysis

the breakdown of cells.