Autolysis meaning

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The destruction of tissues or cells of an organism by the action of substances, such as enzymes, that are produced within the organism.
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The destruction of cells or tissues by their own enzymes, as after death or in some diseases.
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The breaking down of cells or tissues by their own enzymes.
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(pathology, cytology) The destruction of an organism's cells by enzymes produced by the organism itself.
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(pathology) The autodigestion of the tissues of an organism.
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(pathology) The autocytolysis of blood cells.
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The decomposition of dead yeast cells in wine after fermentation.
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