|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|—n combining form|
|indicating a loosening, decomposition, or breaking down: electrolysis; paralysis|
|[from Greek, from lusis a loosening; see |
lysis ly·sis (lī'sĭs)
n. pl. ly·ses (-sēz)
The gradual subsiding of the symptoms of an acute disease; a form of the recovery process.
The dissolution or destruction of cells, such as blood cells or bacteria, as by the action of a specific lysin.
Decomposition; dissolving; disintegration: hydrolysis.