autolytic autolytic adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or causing autolysis. [WordNet 1.5]

2. proceeding by autolysis. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • autolytic — adjective see autolysis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autolytic — See autolysis. * * * …   Universalium

  • autolytic — adjective ˌɔːtəˈlɪtɪk Being of like nature to autolysis …   Wiktionary

  • autolytic — Pertaining to or causing autolysis. * * * au·to·lyt·ic (aw to litґik) pertaining to or causing autolysis; autocytolytic …   Medical dictionary

  • autolytic — adj. of or pertaining to the breakdown of tissue as a result of digestive enzymes present in the tissue (symptom of malnutrition) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autolytic — au·to·lyt·ic …   English syllables

  • autolytic — adjective of or relating to self digestion • Pertains to noun: ↑autolysis • Derivationally related forms: ↑autolysis * * * |ȯd.əlˌid.ik adjective Etymology: from New Latin autolysis, after such pairs as Medieval Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yorke autolytic reaction — See under reaction …   Medical dictionary

  • autolysis — autolytic /awt l it ik/, adj. /aw tol euh sis/, n. Biochem. the breakdown of plant or animal tissue by the action of enzymes contained in the tissue affected; self digestion. [1900 05; AUTO 1 + LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Debridement — For dental debridement, see Debridement (dental). Debridement Intervention Necrotic tissue from the left leg is being surgically debrided in a patient with necrotizing fasciitis …   Wikipedia

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