decellularize

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ cellular +‎ -ize

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈsɛljələɹaɪz/

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decellularize (third-person singular simple present decellularizes, present participle decellularizing, simple past and past participle decellularized)

  1. (medicine) To remove cells or cellular material from (such as from an organ or tissue)
    • 2000, Steven Goldstein & Kirby S. Black, Tissue decellularization, US Patent :
      The method comprises contacting the tissue to be decellularized with a hypotonic solution under conditions such that cell lysis occurs, and subsequently subjecting the tissue to nuclease treatment under conditions such that the tissue is rendered histologically acellular.

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