a combining form used in the formation of compound words that denote something subjected to a certain process (indicated by a noun ending in -lysis ): electrolyte.
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Origin of -lyte1
<Greek lytós able to be untied or loosened, soluble, verbid of lȳ́ein to loose, dissolve; cognate with Latin luere to loose
Words nearby -lyte
, Lytham Saint Anne's
, lytic cocktail
Other definitions for -lyte (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for -lyte
n combining form
indicating a substance that can be decomposed or broken downelectrolyte
Word Origin for -lyte
from Greek lutos soluble, from luein to loose
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Medical definitions for -lyte
A substance that can be decomposed by a specified process:electrolyte.
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