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plasmolysis

plas·mol·y·sis

plasmolysis

 
pronunciation:
plaez ma lih sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: the contraction of a cell's protoplasm, esp. in plants, because of the loss of water through the cell membrane or wall.
derivations: plasmolytic (adj.), plasmolytically (adv.)
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