a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -lysis: analytic; paralytic.

Words nearby -lytic

Origin of -lytic

see origin at lytic
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British Dictionary definitions for -lytic


adj combining form

indicating a loosening or dissolvingparalytic

Word Origin for -lytic

from Greek, from lusis; see -lysis
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Medicine definitions for -lytic



Of, relating to, or causing a specified kind of decomposition:lymphatolytic.
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