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lys-

1.
a combining form meaning “lysis,” “decomposition,” used in the formation of compound words:
lysin.
Also, lysi-, lyso-.
Compare -lysis, -lyze, -lyte2 .
Origin
< Greek; see lysis
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British Dictionary definitions for lys-

lys-

combining form
1.
a variant of lyso-

lyso-

combining form
1.
indicating a dissolving or loosening: lysozyme
Word Origin
from Greek lusis a loosening
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lys- in Medicine

lys- pref.
Variant of lyso-.

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