[lahys] Immunology, Biochemistry.
verb (used with object), lysed, lysing.
to cause dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
verb (used without object), lysed, lysing.
to undergo lysis.

1925–30; back formation from lysin or lysis Unabridged


Chiefly British.
variant of -lyze. Unabridged
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lyse (laɪs, laɪz)
to undergo or cause to undergo lysis

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Word Origin & History

1927, back formation from lysis, from Gk. lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to unfasten, loose, loosen, untie" (see lose).
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lyse (līs, līz) or lyze (līz)
v. lysed or lyzed, lys·ing or lyz·ing, lys·es or lyz·es
To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.

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