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Lys

play
geographical name \ˈlēs\

Definition of Lys

  1. river 120 miles (193 kilometers) France & Belgium flowing NE into the Schelde



Variants of lys

or in Belgium Leie play \ˈlā-ə, ˈlī-ə\

lys-

combining form

Definition of lys-

  1. :  lysis <lysin>



Variants of lys-

or lysi- or lyso-

Origin of lys-

New Latin, from Greek lys-, lysi- loosening, from lysis


Medical Dictionary

Lys

abbreviation

Medical Definition of Lys

  1. lysine; lysyl




lys-

combining form

Medical Definition of lys-

  1. :  lysis <lysin> <lysolecithin>



Variants of lys-

or lysi- or lyso-

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "Lys"


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