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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.]


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]


(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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