biolytic


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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.
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