heterolysis definition

  • noun:
    • Biology Dissolution of cells or necessary protein components in a single species by the action of lysins or enzymes from another.
    • Chemistry a natural response where breaking of bonds contributes to the formation of ion sets.
    • In natural chemistry, the splitting of a molecule to make a couple of oppositely recharged ions
    • The disturbance of blood cells by a heterolysin, or by enzymes from another species
    • The destruction of cells by heterolysins. See autolysis.

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