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Lys

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noun
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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Other definitions for Lys (2 of 3)

Lys

abbreviation Biochemistry.

Other definitions for Lys (3 of 3)

lys-

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
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British Dictionary definitions for Lys

lys-

combining form
a variant of lyso-
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Medical definitions for Lys (1 of 2)

Lys

abbr.
lysine

Medical definitions for Lys (2 of 2)

lys-

pref.
Variant oflyso-
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