heterolysis

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het·er·ol·y·sis

 (hĕt′ə-rŏl′ĭ-sĭs, -ə-rō-lī′sĭs)
n. pl. het·er·ol·y·ses (-sēz′)
1. Biology The destruction of cells by the action of enzymes originating from a source outside the cells, as from neutrophils.
2. Chemistry A chemical reaction in which the breaking of bonds leads to the formation of ion pairs.

het′er·o·lyt′ic (-ə-rō-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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heterolysis

(ˌhɛtəˈrɒlɪsɪs)
n
1. (Biochemistry) the dissolution of the cells of one organism by the lysins of another. Compare autolysis
2. (Chemistry) chem Also called: heterolytic fission the dissociation of a molecule into two ions with opposite charges. Compare homolysis
heterolytic adj
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heterolysis

the destruction of the cells of one species by the enzymes or lysins of another species. — heterolytic, adj.
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Translations
hétérolyse
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