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

Also lysi-, lyso-.
Compare -lysis, -lyze, -lyte1.

Origin of lys-

From Greek; see origin at lysis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lys-


combining form

a variant of lyso-
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lys- in Medicine



Variant oflyso-
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