Lys

Lys

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

Biochemistry.

lys-

a combining form meaning “lysis,” “decomposition,” used in the formation of compound words: lysin.
Also, lysi-, lyso-.
Compare -lysis, -lyze, -lyte.


Origin:
< Greek; see lysis

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lys-
 
combining form
a variant of lyso-

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Lys abbr.
lysine

lys- pref.
Variant of lyso-.

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