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Meaning of lysis

ly•sis

Pronunciation: (lī'sis), [key]
— n.
  1. the dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
  2. the gradual recession of a disease. Cf.(def. 4).

-lysis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form with the meaning “breaking down, loosening, decomposition,” used in the formation of compound words: analysis; electrolysis; paralysis.
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