HyperDic: lysis

English > 2 senses of the word lysis:
NOUNprocesslysisrecuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
processlysis(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
lysis > pronunciation
Soundslay'sihs
Rhymesabyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > lysis: 2 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningrecuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside.
Broaderconvalescence, recuperation, recoverygradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
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English > lysis: 2 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria.
CategorybiochemistryThe organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms
Narrowerautolysis, self-digestionLysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
bacteriolysisDissolution or destruction of bacteria
cytolysispathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane
hemolysis, haemolysis, hematolysis, haematolysislysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
karyolysisdisintegration and dissolution of a cell nucleus when a cell dies
necrolysisdisintegration and dissolution of dead tissue
osteolysislysis of bone caused by disease or infection or inadequate blood supply
radiolysismolecular disintegration resulting from radiation
thrombolysisThe process of breaking up and dissolving blood clots
Broaderdissolution, disintegrationseparation into component parts
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Adjectiveslysogeniccapable of producing or undergoing lysis

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