lysis

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noun ly·sis \ˈlī-səs\

Definition of lysis

plural

lyses

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  1. 1 :  the gradual decline of a disease process (as fever)

  2. 2 :  a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells)

Origin and Etymology of lysis

New Latin, from Greek, act of loosening, dissolution, remission of fever, from lyein to loosen — more at lose


First Known Use: 1543


-lysis

noun combining form ly·sis

Definition of -lysis

plural

-lyses

  1. 1 :  decomposition <electrolysis>

  2. 2 :  disintegration :  breaking down <autolysis>

Origin and Etymology of -lysis

New Latin, from Latin & Greek; Latin, loosening, from Greek, from lysis


Medical Dictionary

lysis

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noun ly·sis \ˈlī-səs\

Medical Definition of lysis

plural

lyses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. 1:  the gradual decline of a disease process (as fever)—compare crisis 1

  2. 2:  a process of disintegration or dissolution (as of cells)


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