Definition of lyse in English:

lyse

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Pronunciation: /lʌɪz
 
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verb

Biology
  • Undergo or cause to undergo lysis: [no object]: the cell usually lyses and releases mature virus particles [with object]: the cells may be lysed by sonication, or in a hypotonic buffer solution
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    • 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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