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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.
1. (Biology) the death and dissolution of a living organism
2. (Biology) the disintegration of organic matter by the action of bacteria etc
bi•ol•y•sis(baɪˈɒl ə sɪs)
disintegration of organic matter by the action of living microorganisms.
the destruction of life, as by bacteria. — biolytic, adj.See also: Life