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[lees] /lis/

a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.
a combining form meaning “lysis,” “decomposition,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
a variant of lyso-

Lys abbr.

lys- pref.
Variant of lyso-.


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