Lyse

Definition

verb

To induce lysis, or to cause dissolution or destruction of a cell membrane with lysin.


Supplement

Word origin: from lysis < from Latin lysis, from Ancient Greek λύσις (“‘loosening’”).

Variants: lyze. Related forms: lysis (noun), lytic (adjective), lysed (simple past), lysing (present participle), lyses (simple present).

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