heterolysis

heterolysis
heterolysis [het΄ər äl′ə sis]
n.
HETERO- + -LYSIS
1. the destruction of cells of one species by lysins or enzymes derived from cells of a different species
2. Chem. the breakdown of a compound into two particles with opposite charges
heterolytic [het΄ərō΄lit′ik]
adj.

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het·er·ol·y·sis (hĕt'ə-rŏlʹĭ-sĭs, -ə-rō-līʹsĭs) n. pl. het·er·ol·y·ses (-sēz')
1. Biology. Dissolution of cells or protein components in one species by the action of lysins or enzymes from another.
2. Chemistry. An organic reaction in which the breaking of bonds leads to the formation of ion pairs.
  het'er·o·lytʹic (-ə-rō-lĭtʹĭk) adj.

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