disintegration of organic matter through the biochemical action of living organisms, as bacteria.
Origin of biolysis
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the death and dissolution of a living organism
the disintegration of organic matter by the action of bacteria etc
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Death of a living organism or tissue caused or accompanied by lysis.
The decomposition of organic material by living organisms, such as microorganisms.
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