lyso-

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British Dictionary definitions for lyso-

lyso-

before a vowel lys-

combining form
  1. indicating a dissolving or looseninglysozyme

Word Origin for lyso-

from Greek lusis a loosening
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Word Origin and History for lyso-

word-forming element indicating "loosening, dissolving, freeing," before vowels lys-, from comb. form of Greek lysis "a loosening" (see lyse).

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lyso- in Medicine

lyso-

pref.
  1. Lysis:lysin.
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