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n. pl. bac·te·ri·ol·y·ses (-sēz′)
Dissolution or destruction of bacteria.

bac·te′ri·o·lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.bacteriolytic - of or relating to or causing bacteriolysis
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Novel bacteriolytic activity associated with the style microflora of the mussel Mytilus edulis (L.).
In vitro and in vivo bacteriolytic activities of Escherichia coli phages: implications for phage therapy.
Greater CL increase was observed in cultures treated with nonbacteriolytic antibiotics (e.g., penicillin) in comparison to those exposed to bacteriolytic antibiotics (e.g., bacitracin) (16-27% versus 55.2-71%).
Beveridge, "Bacteriolytic effect of membrane vesicles from Pseudomonas aeruginosa on other bacteria including pathogens: Conceptually new antibiotics," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
The modular structure of endolysins suggested the opportunity to engineer novel enzymes in order to improve their bacteriolytic potency, to broaden their lytic spectrum, or to avoid phage resistance.
1, 4-[beta]-N-acetylmuramidase) have both enzymatic and bacteriolytic activity.
Furthermore, the macrophage cytosol displays a bacteriolytic activity, which is inducible by IFN.
It is also well known that normal serum and plasma have bactericidal and bacteriolytic activity against both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.
Lytic enzymes were discovered that are bacteriolytic or yeast lysing.
Hypoxia can evidently decrease the total hemocyte counts (THC), bacteriolytic activity, antibacterial activity, phenoloxidase activity, and phagocytic activity of prawn [29, 30].