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lysis

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin lysis, from the Ancient Greek λύσις (lúsis, a loosening); compare -lysis.

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NounEdit

lysis (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, pathology) A gradual recovery from disease (opposed to crisis).
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 157:
      The older medicine used to speak of two ways, lysis and crisis, one gradual, the other abrupt, in which one might recover from a bodily disease.
  2. (biochemistry) The disintegration or destruction of cells
  3. (biochemistry) The breakdown of molecules into constituent molecules

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek λύσις (lúsis).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lysis f (genitive lysis); third declension

  1. loosening
  2. rupture (breaking away)

InflectionEdit

Third declension i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im and ablative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
nominative lysis lysēs
genitive lysis lysium
dative lysī lysibus
accusative lysim
lysem
lysīs
lysēs
ablative lysī
lyse
lysibus
vocative lysis lysēs

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