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Lys

[lees] /lis/
noun
1.
a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.

Lys

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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-
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Lys in Medicine

Lys abbr.
lysine

lys- pref.
Variant of lyso-.

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