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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Tantawy stressed the importance of studying the impact of those chemicals used in the processes of spreading and collecting oil and studying their biolysis, as the presence of organic matter in its original state increases the compounds' biological impact, so the duration of the impact may be determined accurately.