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Related to lytic: Lytic infection, Lytic cycle


1. Of, relating to, or causing lysis: a lytic enzyme.
2. Of or relating to a lysin.

[Greek lutikos, able to loosen; see -lytic.]
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1. (Medicine) relating to, causing, or resulting from lysis
2. (Biochemistry) relating to, causing, or resulting from lysis
3. (Biochemistry) of or relating to a lysin
[C19: Greek lutikos capable of loosing]
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(ˈlɪt ɪk)

of, noting, or pertaining to lysis or a lysin.
[1885–90; < Greek lytikós able to be loosened =lyt(ós) soluble, v. adj. of lyein to loose, dissolve + -ic]


a combining form meaning “breaking down,” “opposing the effects of,” occurring esp. in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -lysis: cytolytic; hydrolytic.
[see lytic]
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Rhizobacteria produce lytic enzymes such as proteases, catalases, glucosidases, chitinases which have well established role in biocontrol of fungal and bacterial pathogens (Asad et al., 2014; 2015).
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The lateral and anterior--posterior (AP) radiographs of the left elbow revealed widespread, nonsclerotic, and lytic areas with irregular borders, encompassing the epicondyles, ulna and radial head, and lytic foci in the cortex contours.
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The researchers, led by George Tetz, showed that the abundance of lytic Lactococcus phages was higher in PD patients when compared to healthy individuals.
Here, we report a case of pancreatico-biliary system carcinoma diagnosed by lytic bone lesions, which was diagnosed as PTE and DVT with chest pain and shortness of breath.
A radiographic survey found multiple lytic lesions involving the left superior orbital rim, left anterior fourth rib, and phalanges of the left hand.
EBV can establish either lytic or latent phase in the target cells and both phases contribute differently to cancer development and progression [5].
Lytic bone metastases are due to a variety of primary tumors and are more common than sclerotic metastases [5].
Bone survey showed the diffused decreasing bone density, fractured right clavicle, multiple lytic lesions among the cranium, humerus, clavicle, iliac, and pubic bone (Figure 2 and Figure 3).