Acantholysis etymology


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

Etymology of acantholysis

Detailed word origin of acantholysis

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