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Cytolysis

Definition noun (1) Osmotic lysis, i.e. the bursting or rupturing of cell membrane when the cell can no longer contain the... Read More

Plasmolysis

Plasmolysis is the shrinking of protoplasm away from the cell wall of a plant or bacterium. The protoplasmic shrinking is... Read More

Hypotonic solution

Hypotonic Solution Definition What is a hypotonic solution? It refers to a solution that contains a lower amount of solute... Read More

Immune cytolysis

Definition noun (1) Cell lysis caused by a lesion produced by the complement proteins on the antibody-coated cell membrane... Read More

Complement

Complement (Science: immunology) a term originally used to refer to the heat labile factor in serum that causes immune... Read More

Membrane attack complex

membrane attack complex --> complement (Science: immunology) A term originally used to refer to the heat labile factor in... Read More

Isotonic

Isotonic Definition What does isotonic mean? The term "isotonic" is used in physiology, anatomy, and physical chemistry.... Read More

Lysis

Definition noun (cytology) The disintegration or rupture of the cell membrane, resulting in the release of cell contents or... Read More

Osmotic lysis

Definition noun The bursting or rupturing of cell membrane due to osmotic movement of water into the cell when the cell... Read More