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Lynch syndrome
An inherited disorder in which affected individuals have a higher-than-normal chance of developing colon cancer and certain other types of cancer, usually before the age of 60. Also called More…
lysis
In biology, lysis refers to the breakdown of a cell caused by damage to its plasma (outer) membrane. Lysis can be caused by chemical or physical means (for example, strong detergents or More…
lysosome
A sac-like compartment inside a cell that has enzymes that can break down cellular components that need to be destroyed
lytic
Having to do with lysis. In biology, lysis refers to the disintegration of a cell by disruption of its plasma membrane. Lysis can be caused by chemical or physical means (e.g., high-energy More…
lytic lesion
Destruction of an area of bone due to a disease process, such as cancer
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