bacteriolysis

[ bak-teer-ee-ol-uh-sis ]
/ bækˌtɪər iˈɒl ə sɪs /

noun

disintegration or dissolution of bacteria.

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Origin of bacteriolysis

First recorded in 1890–95; bacterio- + -lysis

OTHER WORDS FROM bacteriolysis

bac·te·ri·o·lyt·ic [bak-teer-ee-uh-lit-ik], /bækˌtɪər i əˈlɪt ɪk/, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bacteriolysis

bacteriolysis
/ (bækˌtɪərɪˈɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

the destruction or disintegration of bacteria

Derived forms of bacteriolysis

bacteriolytic (bækˌtɪərɪəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for bacteriolysis

bacteriolysis
[ băk-tîr′ē-ŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. bac•te•ri•ol•y•ses (-sēz′)

Dissolution or destruction of bacteria.

Other words from bacteriolysis

bac•te′ri•o•lytic (-ə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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