verb (used with object), lysed, lys·ing.
verb (used without object), lysed, lys·ing.
Origin of lyse
noun, plural ly·ses [lahy-seez] /ˈlaɪ siz/.
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
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for lysis
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).