SYN: chromatolysis. [tigroid + G. lysis, dissolution]

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ti·grol·y·sis tī-'gräl-ə-səs n, pl -y·ses -.sēz loss of Nissl bodies or Nissl substance that accompanies degenerative changes in nerve tissue

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ti·grol·y·sis (ti-grolґĭ-sis) chromatolysis.

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  • tigrolysis — ti·grol·y·sis …   English syllables

  • tigrolysis — tīˈgräləsə̇s noun Etymology: New Latin, from tigro (from English tigroid body) + lysis : loss of Nissl bodies or substance accompanying degenerative changes in nervous tissue …   Useful english dictionary

  • chromatolysis — The disintegration of the granules of chromophil substance (Nissl bodies) in a nerve cell body that may occur after exhaustion of the cell or damage to its peripheral process; other changes considered part …   Medical dictionary

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