acantholysis etymology

English word acantholysis comes from English -lysis (Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.), English acanth (Acanthus.)

Detailed word origin of acantholysis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lysis English (eng) Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.
acanth English (eng) Acanthus.
acantholysis English (eng) (medicine) The loss of intercellular connections, resulting in loss of cohesion between keratinocytes, seen in diseases such as pemphigus vulgaris.

Words with the same origin as acantholysis

Descendants of -lysis
acantholytic acetolysis acetolytic atmolysis autohydrolysis autoproteolysis biolysis cerumenolysis chemolysis chromatolysis elastinolysis electrolysis endoproteolysis glycohydrolysis heterolytic homolysis hydrolysis karyolysis karyolytic lipolysis neurolysis octanolysis oncolysis onycholysis tenolysis