lytic

adjective lyt·ic \ ˈli-tik \

Definition of lytic

: 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


-lytic

adjective suffix

Definition of -lytic

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

Origin and Etymology of -lytic

Greek lytikos


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lytic

adjective lyt·ic \ ˈlit-ik \

medical Definition of lytic

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

lytically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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