Definitions for lyticˈlɪt ɪk

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lyt•icˈlɪt ɪk(adj.)

  1. of, noting, or pertaining to lysis or a lysin.

Origin of lytic:

1885–90; < Gk lytikós able to be loosened =lyt(ós) soluble, v. adj. of lyein to loose, dissolve + -ic


  1. a combining form meaning “breaking down,”“opposing the effects of,” occurring esp. in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in

    cytolytic; hydrolytic.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: -lysis 2

Origin of -lytic:

see lytic


  1. lytic(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or causing lysis

  2. lytic(Adjective)

    of or relating to lysin


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