Definition of Plasmolysis

1. Noun. the shrinking of protoplasm away from the cell wall of a plant or bacterium due to water loss ¹



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Definition of Plasmolysis

1. [n -LYSES]

Medical Definition of Plasmolysis

1. 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. (31 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plasmolysis

plasmodium gallinaceum
plasmodium knowlesi
plasmodium malariae
plasmodium vivax
plasmodium yoelii
plasmogamies
plasmogen
plasmoid
plasmoids
plasmolemma
plasmolyse
plasmolyser
plasmolyses
plasmolysis (current term)
plasmolyte
plasmolytes
plasmolytic
plasmolyze
plasmolyzed
plasmolyzer
plasmolyzers
plasmolyzes
plasmolyzing
plasmon
plasmonic
plasmonics
plasmons
plasmorrhexis

Literary usage of Plasmolysis

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1. The Role of Diffusion and Osmotic Pressure in Plants by Burton Edward Livingston (1903)
"If the process of plasmolysis is complete the vacuole may disappear, ... plasmolysis comes about within a very few minutes after the cell has been placed in ..."

2. Botanical Microtechnique: A Hand-book of Methods for the Preparation by A[lbrecht] Zimmermann (1893)
"This proceeding, now generally known as plasmolysis, offers the best means of ... Concerning the media used in plasmolysis, it is especially important that ..."

3. Practical Physiology of Plants by Francis Darwin, Edward Hamilton Acton (1901)
"plasmolysis is easily seen in Spirogyra, or any tissue with coloured cell sap may ... It is instructive to compare the result of plasmolysis with the change ..."

4. Practical Physiology of Plants by Francis Darwin, Edward Hamilton Acton (1909)
"plasmolysis is easily seen in Spirogyra, or any tissue with coloured cell sap may ... It is instructive to compare the result of plasmolysis with the change ..."

5. The Nature and Properties of Soils: A College Text of Edaphology by Thomas Lyttleton Lyon, Harry Oliver Buckman (1922)
"Such action is not as important as plasmolysis and when it does occur is most ... (2) after plasmolysis has taken place. Cell on pea roots in nutrient ..."

6. Œdema and Nephritis: A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the by Martin Fischer (1921)
"TURGOR, plasmolysis AND ... To a brief consideration of these which arc found grouped under the general headings of turgor, plasmolysis and ..."

7. The Rôle of Diffusion and Osmotic Pressure in Plants by Burton Edward Livingston (1903)
"plasmolysis When a plant cell is surrounded by a solution of greater concentration than that contained within its vacuole, the phenomenon of plasmolysis ..."

8. The Role of Diffusion and Osmotic Pressure in Plants by Burton Edward Livingston (1903)
"If the process of plasmolysis is complete the vacuole may disappear, ... plasmolysis comes about within a very few minutes after the cell has been placed in ..."

9. Botanical Microtechnique: A Hand-book of Methods for the Preparation by A[lbrecht] Zimmermann (1893)
"This proceeding, now generally known as plasmolysis, offers the best means of ... Concerning the media used in plasmolysis, it is especially important that ..."

10. Practical Physiology of Plants by Francis Darwin, Edward Hamilton Acton (1901)
"plasmolysis is easily seen in Spirogyra, or any tissue with coloured cell sap may ... It is instructive to compare the result of plasmolysis with the change ..."

11. Practical Physiology of Plants by Francis Darwin, Edward Hamilton Acton (1909)
"plasmolysis is easily seen in Spirogyra, or any tissue with coloured cell sap may ... It is instructive to compare the result of plasmolysis with the change ..."

12. The Nature and Properties of Soils: A College Text of Edaphology by Thomas Lyttleton Lyon, Harry Oliver Buckman (1922)
"Such action is not as important as plasmolysis and when it does occur is most ... (2) after plasmolysis has taken place. Cell on pea roots in nutrient ..."

13. Œdema and Nephritis: A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the by Martin Fischer (1921)
"TURGOR, plasmolysis AND ... To a brief consideration of these which arc found grouped under the general headings of turgor, plasmolysis and ..."

14. The Rôle of Diffusion and Osmotic Pressure in Plants by Burton Edward Livingston (1903)
"plasmolysis When a plant cell is surrounded by a solution of greater concentration than that contained within its vacuole, the phenomenon of plasmolysis ..."

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