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Medical Term:

bacteriolysis

Pronunciation: bak-tēr′ē-ol′i-sis

Definition: The dissolution of bacteria, by means of enzymes, hypotonic solutions, or specific antibody and complement.

[bacterio- + G. lysis, dissolution]

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