Definition of lyse in English:

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lyse

Pronunciation: /līs/
/līz/

verb

Biology
Undergo or cause to undergo lysis.
Example sentences
  • When the spores completely fill the host cell cytoplasm, the cell lyses and releases the spores to the surroundings.
  • As the bacteria are released from the newly lysed cell, more macrophages begin the process of phagocytosis, and the cycle continues.
  • Then, they were thawed in 30 ml lysis buffer and immediately lysed.

Origin

Early 20th century: back-formation from lysis.

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Syllabification: lyse

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