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variant of .
combining form
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-
Lysis: lysin.


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    [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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    [lahy-suh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌlaɪ səˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun, Microbiology. 1. production of a . lysogenesis ly·so·gen·e·sis (lī’sə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Lysin production.

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