- of a lysin
- of or causing lysis
Origin of lyticsee -lytic
- of, relating to, or causing (a specified kind of) dissolution or decomposition
- Biochem. undergoing hydrolysis by enzymes
Origin of -lyticClassical Greek -lytikos from lytikos, able to loose: see lysis
- Of, relating to, or causing lysis: a lytic enzyme.
- Of or relating to a lysin.
Origin of lyticGreek lutikos able to loosen ; see -lytic .
Of, relating to, or causing a specified kind of decomposition: cellulolytic.
Origin of -lyticFrom Greek lutikos able to loosen from lūein to loosen ; see leu- in Indo-European roots.