bacteriolysis

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​ol·​y·​sis | \ (ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈä-lə-səs How to pronounce bacteriolysis (audio) \

Definition of bacteriolysis

: destruction or dissolution of bacterial cells

Other Words from bacteriolysis

bacteriolytic \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce bacteriolysis (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bacteriolysis

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteriolysis

New Latin

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“Bacteriolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriolysis. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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bacteriolysis

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​ol·​y·​sis | \ (ˌ)bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce bacteriolysis (audio) \
plural bacteriolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce bacteriolysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacteriolysis

: destruction or dissolution of bacterial cells

Other Words from bacteriolysis

bacteriolytic \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce bacteriolysis (audio) \ adjective

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