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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.
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Mirid feeds by inserting its mouthparts into the plant and sucking the juices and at the same time, salivary secretions are injected into the tissue that results in plasmolysis of the cells.
However, no evidence of incipient plasmolysis could be detected in any of the cells.