Lyso-



1.
variant of .
combining form
1.
indicating a dissolving or loosening: lysozyme

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

lyso- or lys-
pref.
Lysis: lysin.

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