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lysis

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noun ly·sis \ˈlī-səs\

Definition of lysis

plural lyses play \-ˌsēz\

  1. 1 :  the gradual decline of a disease process (as fever)

  2. 2 :  a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells)



Origin of lysis

New Latin, from Greek, act of loosening, dissolution, remission of fever, from lyein to loosen — more at lose


First Known Use: 1543

Rhymes with lysis


-lysis

noun combining form ly·sis

Definition of -lysis

plural -lyses

  1. 1 :  decomposition <electrolysis>

  2. 2 :  disintegration :  breaking down <autolysis>



Origin of -lysis

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


Medical Dictionary

lysis

play
noun ly·sis \ˈlī-səs\

Medical Definition of lysis

plural lyses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  the gradual decline of a disease process (as fever)—compare crisis 1

  2. 2:  a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells)




Learn More about lysis

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "lysis" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "lysis"


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