lysis

Primary Meanings of lysis

1.
n
(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
2.
n
recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
Full Definitions of lysis
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n (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria

Types:
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autolysis, self-digestion
lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
bacteriolysis
dissolution or destruction of bacteria
cytolysis
pathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane
haematolysis, haemolysis, hematolysis, hemolysis
lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
karyolysis
disintegration and dissolution of a cell nucleus when a cell dies
necrolysis
disintegration and dissolution of dead tissue
osteolysis
lysis of bone caused by disease or infection or inadequate blood supply
radiolysis
molecular disintegration resulting from radiation
thrombolysis
the process of breaking up and dissolving blood clots
Type of:
disintegration, dissolution
separation into component parts
2

n recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside

Type of:
convalescence, recovery, recuperation
gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

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