lyse

[ lahys ]
/ laɪs /
Immunology, Biochemistry

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.

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Origin of lyse

1925–30; back formation from lysin or lysis

Definition for lyse (2 of 2)

-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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Medical definitions for lyse

lyse
[ līs, līz ]

v.

To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.
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