lysis of cells or tissues considering enzymatic activity from within the cellular as compared with externally induced lysis
- lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
The enzymatic digestion of cells by enzymes current within them. The cells many prone to autolysis tend to be dying or dead cells. Pronounced aw-tol'i-sis.
The process where animal meat ‘rots' after slaughtering or fresh fruits or veggies become soft; also called self-digestion.