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lyo-

pref.
Dispersion; dissolution: lyophilic.

[From Greek lūein, to loosen, dissolve; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]
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lyo-

combining form
indicating dispersion or dissolution: lyophilic; lyophilize; lyophobic.
[from Greek luein to loose]
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