biolysis

noun
bi·​ol·​y·​sis | \ bī-ˈäl-ə-səs How to pronounce biolysis (audio) \
plural biolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce biolyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of biolysis

: decomposition by living organisms of sewage and other complex materials

Other Words from biolysis

biolytic \ ˌbī-​ə-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce biolytic (audio) \ adjective

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