Definition of lytic in English:

lytic

Syllabification: lyt·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈlitik
 
/

adjective

Biology
  • Of, relating to, or causing lysis: the lytic activity of bile acids
    More example sentences
    • Studies on the lytic activity against Phytophthora cell wall of root protein extracts also corroborated a systemic effect of mycorrhizal symbiosis on tomato resistance to Phytophthora.
    • An informative monitoring technique in ecological immunology is to quantify lytic activity over time, which measures the status of the invertebrate immune system.
    • Thus, lysogeny seems to be a survival strategy at low host abundance and activity, whereas high host abundance and activity seems to favor the lytic life cycle.

Derivatives

lytically

Pronunciation: /ik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • Interestingly, the positive cells and associated debris were mainly located within lacunae, indicating that most lytically infected cells were phagocytosed by the infiltrated macrophages.
  • Macrophages in the starry sky pattern may be engaged in clearing lymphoma cells lytically infected with EBV.
  • Although P22 can adsorb to S. typhi and inject its DNA into a S. typhi recipient, P22 cannot develop lytically in S. typhi.

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