Definition of histolysis in English:

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histolysis

Pronunciation: /hɪˈstɒlɪsɪs/

noun

[mass noun] Biology
The breaking down of tissues (e.g. during animal metamorphosis).
Example sentences
  • The early stages of metamorphosis are characterized by programmed cell death and histolysis of most larval tissues.
  • In other polymorphic insects, flightless morphs result from wing muscle histolysis even though fully developed wings remain.
  • Loss of the daily cyclicity in the JH titer occurs co-incident with flight muscle histolysis in the LW morph.

Derivatives

histolytic

Pronunciation: /hɪstəˈlɪtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The acute salpingitis might be associated with nodular histolytic hyperplasia.
  • The cells in LPHD known as lymphocytic and histolytic cells are proving to be distinctly different from classic Reed-Sternberg B cells.
  • During embryogenesis and metamorphosis, plasmatocytes are involved in the clearance of apoptotic cells and histolytic debris.

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