lyse

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verb \ˈlīs, ˈlīz\

Definition of lyse

lysed

;

lysing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to undergo lysis

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo lysis

Origin and Etymology of lyse

back-formation from New Latin lysis


-lyse

Definition of -lyse

  1. chiefly British spelling of -lyze


Medical Dictionary

verb \ˈlīs, ˈlīz\

Medical Definition of lyse

lysed

;

lysing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to undergo lysis :  produce lysis in cells were lysed

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo lysis

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