[ lees ]

  1. a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.

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  1. a combining form meaning “lysis,” “decomposition,” used in the formation of compound words: lysin.

Origin of lys-

From Greek; see origin at lysis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Lys in a sentence

  • The gland, which takes all intermediary forms between ball and point, has in the rhinoceros the shape of a gross fleur-de-Lys.

British Dictionary definitions for lys-


combining form
  1. a variant of lyso-

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