chromatolysis(redirected from chromolysis)
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The dissolution or disintegration of chromophil material, such as chromatin, within a cell.
chro·mat′o·lyt′ic (-măt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Biology) cytology the dissolution of stained material, such as chromatin in injured cells
the breakdown of the protoplasm that contains the genes in the cell nucleus.See also: Cells