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Lyse

Definition
verb
To induce lysis, or to cause dissolution or destruction of a cell membrane with lysin.
Supplement
Word origin: from lysis < from Latin lysis, from Ancient Greek λύσις (“‘loosening’”).
Variants: lyze.
Related forms: lysis (noun), lytic (adjective), lysed (simple past), lysing (present participle), lyses (simple present).


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