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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.
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A simple method for the detection of biolytic activity of microorganisms and some observations on the influence of the contact between cells and fatty substrates.
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