Share this entry

Share this page

histolysis

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

Definition of histolysis in English:

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

1
Pronunciation: /-təˈlɪtɪk/
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.

Definition of histolysis in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful