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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.
cell destruction mediated by a specific antibody, which activates the complement system, resulting in rupture of the cell membrane.
the dissolution of cells.
cell lysis produced by antibody with the participation of complement.