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variant of lys-. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lyso-


combining form
indicating a dissolving or loosening: lysozyme
Word Origin
from Greek lusis a loosening
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Word Origin and History for lyso-

word-forming element indicating "loosening, dissolving, freeing," before vowels lys-, from comb. form of Greek lysis "a loosening" (see lyse).

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lyso- in Medicine

lyso- or lys-
Lysis: lysin.

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