chromatolysis

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chro·ma·tol·y·sis

 (krō′mə-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The dissolution or disintegration of chromophil material, such as chromatin, within a cell.

chro·mat′o·lyt′ic (-măt′l-ĭt′ĭk) adj.
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chromatolysis

(ˌkrəʊməˈtɒlɪsɪs)
n
(Biology) cytology the dissolution of stained material, such as chromatin in injured cells
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chromatolysis

the breakdown of the protoplasm that contains the genes in the cell nucleus.
See also: Cells
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