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bacteriolysis

[bak-teer-ee-ol-uh-sis] /bækˌtɪər iˈɒl ə sɪs/
noun
1.
disintegration or dissolution of bacteria.
Origin of bacteriolysis
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; bacterio- + -lysis
Related forms
bacteriolytic
[bak-teer-ee-uh-lit-ik] /bækˌtɪər i əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bacteriolysis

bacteriolysis

/bækˌtɪərɪˈɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the destruction or disintegration of bacteria
Derived Forms
bacteriolytic (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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bacteriolysis in Medicine

bacteriolysis bac·te·ri·ol·y·sis (bāk-tēr'ē-ŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. bac·te·ri·ol·y·ses (-sēz')
Dissolution or destruction of bacteria.


bac·te'ri·o·lyt'ic (-ə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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