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lyse

[lahys]Immunology, Biochemistry
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verb (used with object), lysed, lys·ing.
  1. to cause dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
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verb (used without object), lysed, lys·ing.
  1. to undergo lysis.
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Origin of lyse

1925–30; back formation from lysin or lysis

-lyse

Chiefly British.
  1. variant of -lyze.
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Historical Examples

  • In 1814 and 1815 the lyse was temporarily occupied by Alexander I. of Russia.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1

    Henry Sutherland Edwards

  • At each of his visits to Paris, he never failed to go to the lyse.

  • On the card which you have just sent me, madame, you wrote that you had seen me yesterday at the lyse.

  • And, of course, the goods had never been delivered to the hospital at Lyse.

  • It seemed that the prefect of police at Lyse had not apprehended 161 them.


British Dictionary definitions for lyse

lyse

verb
  1. to undergo or cause to undergo lysis
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Word Origin and History for lyse

v.

1927, back-formation from lysis.

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-lyse

see -lyze.

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lyse in Medicine

lyse

(līs, līz)
v.
  1. To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.
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