lysis

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

ly·sis

noun \ˈlī-səs\
plural ly·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of LYSIS

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

ly·sis

noun \ˈlī-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ly·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of LYSIS

1
: the gradual decline of a disease process (as fever)—compare crisis 1
2
: a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells)

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