disintegration or dissolution of bacteria.

Origin of bacteriolysis

First recorded in 1890–95; bacterio- + -lysis
Related formsbac·te·ri·o·lyt·ic [bak-teer-ee-uh-lit-ik] /bækˌtɪər i əˈlɪt ɪk/, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the destruction or disintegration of bacteria
Derived Formsbacteriolytic (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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bacteriolytic in Medicine



n. pl. bac•te•ri•ol•y•ses (-sēz′)

Dissolution or destruction of bacteria.
Related formsbac•te′ri•o•lytic (-ə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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