Lyses



[lees] /lis/

noun
1.
a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.
[lahys] /laɪs/ Immunology, Biochemistry
verb (used with object), lysed, lysing.
1.
to cause dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
verb (used without object), lysed, lysing.
2.
to undergo .
[lahy-sis] /ˈlaɪ sɪs/
noun, plural lyses [lahy-seez] /ˈlaɪ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Immunology, Biochemistry. the dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the gradual recession of a disease.
Compare (def 4).
/laɪs; laɪz/
verb
1.
to undergo or cause to undergo lysis
/ˈlaɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
the destruction or dissolution of cells by the action of a particular lysin
2.
(med) the gradual reduction in severity of the symptoms of a disease
v.

1927, back-formation from lysis.
n.

“dissolution of cells, bacteria, etc.,” 1902, from Latin lysis, from Greek lysis “a loosening,” from lyein “to unfasten, loose, loosen, untie” (see lose).

Lys abbr.
lysine

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.

lysis ly·sis (lī’sĭs)
n. pl. ly·ses (-sēz)

lysis
(lī’sĭs)
The disintegration of a cell resulting from destruction of its membrane by a chemical substance, especially an antibody or enzyme.

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