noun, plural ly·ses [lahy-seez] /ˈlaɪ siz/.
Origin of lysis
Origin of -lysis
Examples from the Web for lysis
Historical Examples of lysis
When Socrates speaks, Lysis and Menexenus are afflicted by no shame that they do not speak.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No answer is given in the Lysis to the question, 'What is Friendship?'
I dare say, Lysis, I said, that your father and mother love you very much.
In the Charmides, as also in the Laches, he is described as middle-aged; in the Lysis he is advanced in years.
There was also a circle of lookers-on; among them was Lysis.
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for lysis
n combining form
Word Origin for -lysis
"dissolution of cells, bacteria, etc.," 1902, from Latin lysis, from Greek lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to unfasten, loose, loosen, untie" (see lose).
scientific/medical word-forming element meaning "loosening, dissolving, dissolution," from Greek lysis "a loosening, setting free, releasing, dissolution," from lyein "to unfasten, loose, loosen, untie" (see lose).