Definitions for lysisˈlaɪ sɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
Category: Biochemistry, Immunology
the gradual recession of a disease.
Ref: Compare crisis (def. 4). 4
Origin of lysis:
1815–25; < Gk lýsis a loosening <ly-, var. s. of ly(ein) to loosen
a combining form with the meanings “breakdown,”“decomposition” of or by means of the thing specified by the initial element:
cytolysis; hydrolysis; photolysis.
Origin of -lysis:
< Gk; see lysis
recuperation in which the symptoms of an acute disease gradually subside
(biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
A gradual recovery from disease (opposed to crisis).
The disintegration or destruction of cells
Origin: From the lysis, from the λύσις; compare -lysis.
the resolution or favorable termination of a disease, coming on gradually and not marked by abrupt change