heterolysis


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heterolysis

 [het″er-ol´ĭ-sis]
destruction of cells of one species by lysin from another species. adj., adj heterolyt´ic.
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het·er·ol·y·sis

(het'ĕr-ol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation heteroly'sis.
Dissolution or digestion of cells or protein components from one species by a lytic agent from a different species.
[hetero- + G. lysis, a loosening]
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heterolysis

(hĕt′ə-rŏl′ĭ-sĭs, -ə-rō-lī′sĭs)
n. pl. heteroly·ses (-sēz′)
1. Biology The destruction of cells by the action of enzymes originating from a source outside the cells, as from neutrophils.
2. Chemistry A chemical reaction in which the breaking of bonds leads to the formation of ion pairs.

het′er·o·lyt′ic (-ə-rō-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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het·er·ol·y·sis

(het'ĕr-ol'i-sis)
Dissolution or digestion of cells or protein components from one species by a lytic agent from a different species.
[hetero- + G. lysis, a loosening]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

heterolysis

the dissolution of tissues and cells by the action of enzymes or other substances originating outside the organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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