lys-

combining form
variants: or lysi- or lyso-

Definition of lys-

:lysis
  • lysin

Origin and Etymology of lys-

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


Lys

play
geographical name \ ˈlēs \
variants: or in Belgium Leie play \ˈlā-ə, ˈlī-ə\

Definition of Lys

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

Medical Dictionary

Lys

abbreviation

medical Definition of Lys

lysine; lysyl

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