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or lysi-

  1. a combining form meaning “lysis,”“decomposition”:


    Category: Affix

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  1. Lyso-

    Lyso- is a prefix applied to the various phospholipids to indicate the removal of one of the two fatty acids. For example, lysophosphatidylcholines are phosphatidylcholines with a single acyl group in either the 1- or 2-position.


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