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Lys

[lees] /lis/
noun
1.
a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.

lyse

[lahys] /laɪs/ Immunology, Biochemistry
verb (used with object), lysed, lysing.
1.
to cause dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
verb (used without object), lysed, lysing.
2.
to undergo lysis.
Origin of lyse
1925-1930
1925-30; back formation from lysin or lysis

lysis

[lahy-sis] /ˈlaɪ sɪs/
noun, plural lyses [lahy-seez] /ˈlaɪ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Immunology, Biochemistry. the dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the gradual recession of a disease.
Compare crisis (def 4).
Origin
1815-25; < New Latin < Greek lýsis a loosening, releasing, equivalent to ly-, variant stem of lȳ́(ein) to loosen, release + -sis -sis
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lyse

/laɪs; laɪz/
verb
1.
to undergo or cause to undergo lysis

lysis

/ˈlaɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
the destruction or dissolution of cells by the action of a particular lysin
2.
(med) the gradual reduction in severity of the symptoms of a disease
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek, from luein to release
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Word Origin and History for lyses

lyse

v.

1927, back-formation from lysis.

lysis

n.

"dissolution of cells, bacteria, etc.," 1902, from Latin lysis, from Greek lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to unfasten, loose, loosen, untie" (see lose).

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lyses in Medicine

Lys abbr.
lysine

lyse (līs, līz) or lyze (līz)
v. lysed or lyzed, lys·ing or lyz·ing, lys·es or lyz·es
To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.

lysis ly·sis (lī'sĭs)
n. pl. ly·ses (-sēz)

  1. The gradual subsiding of the symptoms of an acute disease; a form of the recovery process.

  2. The dissolution or destruction of cells, such as blood cells or bacteria, as by the action of a specific lysin.

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lyses in Science
lysis
  (lī'sĭs)   
The disintegration of a cell resulting from destruction of its membrane by a chemical substance, especially an antibody or enzyme.
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