The dissolution of a cell. [cyto- + G. lysis, loosening]

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cy·tol·y·sis sī-'täl-ə-səs n, pl -y·ses -.sēz the usu. pathological dissolution or disintegration of cells
cy·to·lyt·ic .sīt-əl-'it-ik adj

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the breakdown of cells, particularly by destruction of their outer membranes.

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cy·tol·y·sis (si-tolґə-sis) [cyto- + Gr. -lysis] dissolution or destruction of a cell by rupture of the cell membrane with loss of cytoplasm; the type of cell involved may be designated by a prefix, e.g. hemolysis. cytolytic adj

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