- a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.
- to cause dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
- to undergo lysis.
Origin of lyse
- Immunology, Biochemistry. the dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
- Medicine/Medical. the gradual recession of a disease.Compare crisis(def 4).
Origin of lysis
Examples from the Web for lyses
Historical Examples of lyses
We soon traversed the Champs lyses, and entered the open country.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
It is as attractive as Unter den Linden or the Champs lyses.Rambles on the Riviera
What a crowd of them in the Champs lyses and out near the Bois.The Art of Entertaining
M. E. W. Sherwood
Her cab passed the bridge of La Concorde and entered the Champs lyses.Two banks of the Seine
If he's still alive, he lives in Paris, in a little street off the Champs lyses.Trilby
George Du Maurier
- to undergo or cause to undergo lysis
- the destruction or dissolution of cells by the action of a particular lysin
- med the gradual reduction in severity of the symptoms of a disease
Word Origin for lysis
Word Origin and History for lyses
1927, back-formation from lysis.
"dissolution of cells, bacteria, etc.," 1902, from Latin lysis, from Greek lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to unfasten, loose, loosen, untie" (see lose).
- To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.
- The gradual subsiding of the symptoms of an acute disease; a form of the recovery process.
- The dissolution or destruction of cells, such as blood cells or bacteria, as by the action of a specific lysin.
- The disintegration of a cell resulting from destruction of its membrane by a chemical substance, especially an antibody or enzyme.