: substance capable of undergoing (such) decomposition

Word History


Greek lytos that may be untied, soluble, from lyein

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“-lyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-lyte. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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