plasmolysis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1883 shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to outward osmotic flow of water • plasmolytic adjective

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  • Plasmolysis — is the contraction of cells due to the loss of water through osmosis in plants and bacteria. Osmosis is the net diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane, such as a cell membrane, from an area with a high water potential to an… …   Wikipedia

  • plasmolysis — (n.) 1883, from Fr. plasmolysis (1877), from plasmo (see PLASMA (Cf. plasma)) + Gk. lysis a loosening (see LYSIS (Cf. lysis)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • plasmolysis — plasmolysis. См. плазмолиз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • plasmolysis — [plaz mäl′i sis] n. [ModL: see PLASMO & LYSIS] Biol. a shrinking of the protoplasm of a living cell due to loss of water by osmosis …   English World dictionary

  • plasmolysis — Shrinking of plant cells by osmotic loss of cytoplasmic water. SYN: protoplasmolysis. [plasmo + G. lysis, dissolution] * * * plas·mol·y·sis plaz mäl ə səs n shrinking of the cytoplasm away from the wall of a living cell due to water loss by… …   Medical dictionary

  • plasmolysis — n. a process occurring in bacteria and plants in which the protoplasm shrinks away from the rigid cell wall when the cell is placed in a hypertonic solution. Plasmolysis is due to withdrawal of water from the cell by osmosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • plasmolysis — (plaz mol ī sis) The process in which water osmotically leaves a cell, which causes the cytoplasm to shrivel up and pull the plasma membrane away from the cell wall …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • plasmolysis — Process by which the plant cell protoplast shrinks, so that the plasma membrane becomes partly detached from the wall. Occurs in solutions of high osmotic potential, due to water moving out of the protoplast by osmosis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • plasmolysis — plasmolytic /plaz meuh lit ik/, adj. plasmolytically, adv. /plaz mol euh sis/, n. Bot. contraction of the protoplasm in a living cell when water is removed by exosmosis. [1880 85; PLASMO + LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • plasmolysis — noun the shrinking of protoplasm away from the cell wall of a plant or bacterium due to water loss …   Wiktionary

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