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n. pl. ly·ses (-sēz)
1. Biochemistry The dissolution or destruction of cells, such as blood cells or bacteria, as by the action of a specific lysin that disrupts the cell membrane.
2. Medicine The gradual subsiding of the symptoms of an acute disease.
[New Latin, from Latin, a loosening, from Greek lusis, from lūein, to loosen; see leu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Biochemistry) the destruction or dissolution of cells by the action of a particular lysin
2. (Medicine) med the gradual reduction in severity of the symptoms of a disease
[C19: New Latin, from Greek, from luein to release]
1. the dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
2. the gradual recession of a disease. Compare crisis (def. 4).
[1815–25; < Greek lýsis a loosening <ly-, variant s. of ly(ein) to loosen]
a combining form with the meanings “breakdown,” “decomposition” of or by means of the thing specified by the initial element: cytolysis; hydrolysis; photolysis.
[< Greek; see lysis]
The disintegration of a cell that results from destruction of the cell membrane by a specific substance, especially an antibody or toxin.
the decomposition of cells by antibodies called lysins.See also: Decaying
the destruction of cells by the action of certain lysins. See also health. — lytic, adj.See also: Cells
the gradual process of a disease, ending in the recovery of the patient. See also cells. — lyterian, lytic, adj.See also: Health
The destruction of cells, for example those of bacteria by a bacteriophage.
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|Noun||1.||lysis - recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside|
|2.||lysis - (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria|
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
bacteriolysis - dissolution or destruction of bacteria
cytolysis - pathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane
haematolysis, haemolysis, hematolysis, hemolysis - lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
karyolysis - disintegration and dissolution of a cell nucleus when a cell dies
necrolysis - disintegration and dissolution of dead tissue
osteolysis - lysis of bone caused by disease or infection or inadequate blood supply
radiolysis - molecular disintegration resulting from radiation
thrombolysis - the process of breaking up and dissolving blood clots
1. proceso de destrucción o disolución de glóbulos rojos, bacterias o cualquier antígeno por medio de lisina;
2. desaparición gradual de los síntomas de una enfermedad.