Definition of histolysis in English:


Line breaks: hist|oly¦sis
Pronunciation: /hɪˈstɒlɪsɪs


[mass noun] Biology
  • The breaking down of tissues (e.g. during animal metamorphosis).
    More 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.



Pronunciation: /-təˈlɪtɪk/
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  • 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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