Lytic definition

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Of, relating to, or causing lysis.

A lytic enzyme.

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Of or relating to a lysin.
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Of, relating to, or causing a specified kind of decomposition.

Cellulolytic.

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Of a lysin.
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Of or causing lysis.
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Of, relating to, or causing (a specified kind of) dissolution or decomposition.
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(biochem.) Undergoing hydrolysis by enzymes.
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Of, relating to, or causing lysis.

A lytic enzyme.

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Of or relating to a lysin.
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Of, relating to, or causing lysis.
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Of or relating to lysin.
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Origin of lytic

  • Gr -lytikos < lytikos, able to loose: see lysis

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Greek lutikos able to loosen from lūein to loosen leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek lutikos able to loosen –lytic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition