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The dissolution or destruction of a cell.

cy′to·lyt′ic (sī′tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Microbiology) cytology the dissolution of cells, esp by the destruction of their membranes
cytolytic adj


(saɪˈtɒl ə sɪs)

the dissolution or degeneration of cells.
cy•to•lyt•ic (ˌsaɪt lˈɪt ɪk) adj.


the degeneration of cells. — cytolytic, adj.
See also: Cells
the degeneration of cells. — cytolytic, adj.
See also: Decaying
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Noun1.cytolysis - pathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane
lysis - (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
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Unsurprisingly, unbridled PVSRIPO propagation in clones 5 and 6 resulted in complete cytolysis 48 hours postinfection (Figure 3, C).
The Relationship Between Target Cell Binding, Chemiluminescence, and Cytolysis.
6 x 109 cells/L), cytolysis, and cholestasis (Table); the cholestasis resolved 4 months later.
Lesionai skin shows not only the paucity of keratin filaments but clear evidence of cytolysis, with numerous autophagosomes, autolysosomes, and disruption of organelles in the cellular cytoplasm.
The mature B cells can synthesis immunoglobulin and it had affirmed that there are IgM, IgG, and IgA in avian, which had a role in immune response to fight infection, cytotoxicity, cytolysis and neutralize virus infection [28].
Laboratory assessments in patients with HCV infection include, at a minimum: complete blood count (close monitoring of platelet count), coagulation, blood electrolytes, evaluation of cholestasis and hepatic cytolysis, fasting serum glucose, serum albumin, urea, creatinine, eGFR calculation, alpha-fetoprotein.
10 EB simplex is a non-scaring dominant disorder although the type of inheritance is recessive in some subtypes11, the intraepidermal bullae occur due to cytolysis of the basal cells, while in junctional and dystrophic forms the separation occurs through the lamina lucida of the basement membrane and lamina densa.
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) are of significant interest because in addition to cytolysis they stimulate anti-tumor immune responses, thereby functioning as anti-tumor vaccines.
In the seventh day postoperatively, the blood cultures turned negative, but with increased blood urea nitrogen levels, increased serum creatinine and hepatic cytolysis syndrome, which persisted for two weeks, then turned to normal.
HIV-1 Nef protein-induced apoptotic cytolysis of a broad spectrum of uninfected human blood cells independently of CD95(Fas).
3), pyknotic nuclei, rounded up and sloughed from their basement membrane, and finally underwent cytolysis.