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Autolysis vs. Putrefaction

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Autolysisnoun

The destruction of an organism's cells by enzymes produced by the organism itself.

Putrefactionnoun

The act of causing to rot; the anaerobic splitting of proteins by bacteria and fungi with the formation of malodorous, incompletely oxidized products.

Autolysisnoun

(pathology) The autodigestion of the tissues of an organism.

Putrefactionnoun

Rotten material.

Autolysisnoun

(pathology) The autocytolysis of blood cells.

Putrefactionnoun

The state of being rotten.

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Autolysisnoun

(wine) The decomposition of dead yeast cells in wine after fermentation.

Putrefactionnoun

The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter.

Autolysisnoun

(baking) A two-stage mixing process where water and flour are combined first before adding leavening and salt.

Putrefactionnoun

The condition of being putrefied; also, that which putrefied.

Autolysisnoun

lysis of cells or tissues due to enzymatic activity from within the cell, as contrasted with externally induced lysis.

Putrefactionnoun

decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

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Autolysisnoun

lysis (self-digestion) of tissues when they are detached from the organism

Putrefactionnoun

(biology) decaying caused by bacterial or fungal action

Putrefactionnoun

the process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter

‘the breeze shifted and we caught the stench of putrefaction’;

Putrefaction

Putrefaction is the fifth stage of death, following pallor mortis, algor mortis, rigor mortis, and livor mortis. This process references the breaking down of a body of an animal such as a human post-mortem (meaning after death).

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