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-lyze

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

Origin of -lyze

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Medical definitions for -lyze (1 of 2)

lyze
[ līz ]

v.
Variant oflyse

Medical definitions for -lyze (2 of 2)

-lyze

suff.
To cause or undergo lysis:hydrolyze.
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