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lytic

adjective lyt·ic \ˈli-tik\

Definition of LYTIC

:  of or relating to lysis or a lysin; also :  productive of or effecting lysis (as of cells)
ly·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of LYTIC

Greek lytikos able to loose, from lyein
First Known Use: 1889
Medical Dictionary

lytic

adjective lyt·ic \ˈlit-ik\

Medical Definition of LYTIC

:  of or relating to lysis or a lysin; also :  productive of or effecting lysis (as of cells) <lytic viruses> <lytic action on cells>
lyt·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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