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-lyze

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  1. a combining form occurring in verbs that correspond to nouns ending in -lysis: catalyze.
Also especially British, -lyse.

Origin of -lyze

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Word Origin and History for lyze

-lyze

word-forming element for making verbs corresponding to nouns in -lysis. Chiefly U.S.; the British preferring -lyse.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

lyze in Medicine

lyze

(līz)
v.
  1. Variant oflyse

-lyze

suff.
  1. To cause or undergo lysis:hydrolyze.