biolysis


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bi·ol·y·sis

 (bī-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
1. Death of a living organism or tissue caused or accompanied by lysis.
2. The decomposition of organic material by living organisms, such as microorganisms.

bi′o·lyt′ic (bī′ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

biolysis

(baɪˈɒlɪsɪs)
n
1. (Biology) the death and dissolution of a living organism
2. (Biology) the disintegration of organic matter by the action of bacteria etc
biolytic adj

bi•ol•y•sis

(baɪˈɒl ə sɪs)

n.
disintegration of organic matter by the action of living microorganisms.
[1895–1900]

biolysis

the destruction of life, as by bacteria. — biolytic, adj.
See also: Life
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