variants: or lysi- or lyso-

Definition of lys-

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: lysis lysin

Lys

geographical name
\ ˈlēs How to pronounce Lys (audio) \
variants: or in Belgium Leie \ ˈlā-​ə How to pronounce Lys (audio) , ˈlī-​ə \

Definition of Lys (Entry 2 of 2)

river 120 miles (193 kilometers) long in France and Belgium flowing northeast into the Schelde River

History and Etymology for lys-

Combining form

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

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“Lys-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lys-. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of Lys

lysine; lysyl

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