Definition of autolytic in English:

autolytic

adjective

  • See autolysis

    • ‘They can be used to maintain a moist wound environment on a clean, healthy, granulating wound and to facilitate autolytic debridement in wounds with necrotic tissue.’
    • ‘They are chosen for their ability to absorb moisture if the wound is draining or for their ability to stimulate autolytic debridement if the wound has necrotic tissue.’
    • ‘A number of products appear promising in accelerating wound healing by gentle and selective chemical or autolytic debridement; however, most of these products have not yet been subjected to sufficient clinical evaluation.’
    • ‘A senescence-like autolytic programme is present in unicellular and filamentous green algae.’
    • ‘Moreover, autopsy studies are perceived as providing suboptimal material due to autolytic changes and they are also hampered by the unavailability, in most instances, of immunofluorescence and electron microscopic studies.’

Pronunciation

autolytic

/ɔːtəˈlɪtɪk/