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LYSIS (lyses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lysis mean? 

LYSIS (noun)
  The noun LYSIS has 2 senses:

1. recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
2. (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria

  Familiarity information: LYSIS used as a noun is rare.


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LYSIS (noun)


Sense 1lysis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("lysis" is a kind of...):

convalescence; recovery; recuperation (gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury)


Sense 2lysis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("lysis" is a kind of...):

disintegration; dissolution (separation into component parts)

Domain category:

biochemistry (the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occuring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lysis"):

autolysis; self-digestion (lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process)

bacteriolysis (dissolution or destruction of bacteria)

cytolysis (pathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane)

haematolysis; haemolysis; hematolysis; hemolysis (lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin)

karyolysis (disintegration and dissolution of a cell nucleus when a cell dies)

necrolysis (disintegration and dissolution of dead tissue)

osteolysis (lysis of bone caused by disease or infection or inadequate blood supply)

radiolysis (molecular disintegration resulting from radiation)

thrombolysis (the process of breaking up and dissolving blood clots)


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