noun Biology.
disintegration of organic matter through the biochemical action of living organisms, as bacteria.

1895–1900; < Neo-Latin; see bio-, -lysis Unabridged
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biolysis (baɪˈɒlɪsɪs)
1.  the death and dissolution of a living organism
2.  the disintegration of organic matter by the action of bacteria etc

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biolysis bi·ol·y·sis (bī-ŏl'ĭ-sĭs)

  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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Laboratory limnetic and benthic biolysis constants were used, and benthic exchange was calibrated to field data.
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