lyse

[ lahys ]
/ laɪs /
Immunology, Biochemistry
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verb (used with object), lysed, lys·ing.

to cause dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.

verb (used without object), lysed, lys·ing.

to undergo lysis.

Nearby words

  1. lys,
  2. lys-,
  3. lysander,
  4. lysandra,
  5. lysate,
  6. lysemia,
  7. lysenko,
  8. lysenko, trofim denisovich,
  9. lysenkoism,
  10. lysergic

Origin of lyse

1925–30; back formation from lysin or lysis

-lyse

Chiefly British.

variant of -lyze.
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British Dictionary definitions for lyse

lyse

/ (laɪs, laɪz) /

verb

to undergo or cause to undergo lysis
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Word Origin and History for lyse
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Medicine definitions for lyse

lyse

[ līs, līz ]

v.

To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.

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