Definition of -lysis in English:

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-lysis

combiningForm

1Denoting disintegration or decomposition.
1.1In nouns specifying an agent: hydrolysis
1.2In nouns specifying a reactant: hemolysis
1.3In nouns specifying the nature of the process: autolysis

Origin

Via Latin from Greek lusis 'loosening'.

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Syllabification: -lysis

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