disintegration of leukocytes. Called also leukolysis. adj., adj leukocytolyt´ic.
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(lū'kō-sī-tol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation leukocytoly'sis.
Dissolution or lysis of leukocytes.
Synonym(s): leukolysis
[leukocyte + G. lysis, dissolution]
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More specific use of terminology to differentiate lysis of different cell types (erythrolysis, leukolysis, thrombocytolysis, pancytolysis) and mechanisms of cell damage (lysis, leakage) is needed to clarify discussions on this topic.