-lysis

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-lysis

noun combining form
plural -lyses

Definition of -LYSIS

1
:  decomposition <electrolysis>
2
:  disintegration :  breaking down <autolysis>

Origin of -LYSIS

New Latin, from Latin & Greek; Latin, loosening, from Greek, from lysis

-ly·sis

noun combining form \l-ə-səs, ˈlī-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -l·y·ses \l-ə-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of -LYSIS

1
: decomposition <hydrolysis>
2
: disintegration : breaking down <autolysis>
3
a : relief or reduction <neurolysis> b : detachment <epidermolysis>

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