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[lahy-sith-ee-uh] /laɪˈsɪθ i ə/

noun, Astronomy.
a small moon of the planet Jupiter.
(astronomy) a small satellite of Jupiter in an intermediate orbit


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    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.

  • Lysocline

    [lahy-suh-klahyn] /ˈlaɪ səˌklaɪn/ noun, Oceanography. 1. the depth of the ocean at which the solubility of calcium carbonate increases substantially.

  • Lysogen

    [lahy-suh-juh n, -jen] /ˈlaɪ sə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun, Microbiology. 1. a bacterial cell or strain that has been infected with a temperate virus, one that does not cause destruction of the cell. lysogen ly·so·gen (lī’sə-jən) n.

  • Lysogenic

    [lahy-suh-jen-ik] /ˌlaɪ səˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective, Microbiology. 1. harboring a temperate virus as a prophage or plasmid. lysogenic ly·so·gen·ic (lī’sə-jěn’ĭk) adj.

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