[ lit-ik ]
/ ˈlɪt ɪk /
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of, noting, or pertaining to lysis or a lysin.
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Definition for lytic (2 of 2)
a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -lysis: analytic; paralytic.
Origin of -lytic
see origin at lytic
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Example sentences from the Web for lytic
Third, lytic agents in the blood serum may play the chief rle in the liberation of the toxic agent from its non-toxic combination.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
British Dictionary definitions for lytic (1 of 2)
/ (ˈlɪtɪk) /
relating to, causing, or resulting from lysis
of or relating to a lysin
Word Origin for lytic
C19: Greek lutikos capable of loosing
British Dictionary definitions for lytic (2 of 2)
adj combining form
indicating a loosening or dissolvingparalytic
Word Origin for -lytic
from Greek, from lusis; see -lysis
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Medical definitions for lytic (1 of 2)
[ lĭt′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, or causing lysis.
Of or relating to a lysin.
Medical definitions for lytic (2 of 2)
Of, relating to, or causing a specified kind of decomposition:lymphatolytic.
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