lytic

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adjective lyt·ic \ˈli-tik\

Definition of lytic

  1. :  of or relating to lysis or a lysin; also :  productive of or effecting lysis (as of cells)

lytically

play \ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of lytic

Greek lytikos able to loose, from lyein


First Known Use: 1889


-lytic

adjective suffix lyt·ic

Definition of -lytic

  1. :  of, relating to, or effecting (such) decomposition hydrolytic

Origin and Etymology of -lytic

Greek lytikos


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lytic

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adjective lyt·ic \ˈlit-ik\

Medical Definition of lytic

  1. :  of or relating to lysis or a lysin; also :  productive of or effecting lysis (as of cells) lytic viruses lytic action on cells

lytically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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