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a combining form occurring in verbs that correspond to nouns ending in -lysis:
Also, especially British, -lyse.
Origin of -lyze Unabridged
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word-forming element for making verbs corresponding to nouns in -lysis. Chiefly U.S.; the British preferring -lyse.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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lyze in Medicine

lyze (līz)
Variant of lyse.

-lyze suff.
To cause or undergo lysis: hydrolyze.

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