[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for lysed

/ (laɪs, laɪz) /


to undergo or cause to undergo lysis
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Medical definitions for lysed

[ līs, līz ]


To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.
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