Definition of Autolytic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to self-digestion.

Partainyms: Autolysis
Derivative terms: Autolysis



Definition of Autolytic

1. Adjective. (pathology) Being of like nature to autolysis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autolytic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Autolytic

1. Pertaining to or causing autolysis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autolytic

autology
autoloom
autolooms
autolysate
autolysates
autolyse
autolysed
autolyses
autolysin
autolysing
autolysins
autolysis
autolysosomal
autolysosome
autolysosomes
autolytic (current term)
autolytic enzyme
autolyzate
autolyzates
autolyze
autolyzed
autolyzes
autolyzing
automagic
automagical
automagically
automaker
automakers
automaking
automallet

Literary usage of Autolytic

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1. A Text Book of General Bacteriology by Eugene Franklin McCampbell, William Dodge Frost (1910)
"autolytic Bacterial Enzymes. — A large number of bacteria produce proteolytic enzymes which are capable of digesting other bacterial cells, and also capable ..."

2. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"DEFENSE OF TEE CELLS AGAINST THEIR autolytic ENZYMES The question of why the autolytic ferments do not destroy the cells until after death is a revival ..."

3. Household Bacteriology for Students in Domestic Sciences by Estelle Denis Buchanan, Robert Earle Buchanan (1913)
"Eggs deteriorate gradually while stored, in part due to microorganisms contained, but also probably in large measure to the autolytic enzymes present. ..."

4. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"It is difficult to conceive how these receptors could be increased by autolytic digestion of the organism. The advantage of autolytic digestion in obtaining ..."

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