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biolysis

[bahy-ol-uh-sis] /baɪˈɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
disintegration of organic matter through the biochemical action of living organisms, as bacteria.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin; see bio-, -lysis
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British Dictionary definitions for biolyses

biolysis

/baɪˈɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the death and dissolution of a living organism
2.
the disintegration of organic matter by the action of bacteria etc
Derived Forms
biolytic (ˌbaɪəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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biolyses in Medicine

biolysis bi·ol·y·sis (bī-ŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.

  1. Death of a living organism or tissue caused or accompanied by lysis.

  2. The decomposition of organic material by living organisms, such as microorganisms.

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