lysis

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See also: -lysis

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin lysis, from the Ancient Greek λύσις (lúsis, a loosening); compare -lysis.

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Noun[edit]

lysis

  1. (medicine, pathology) A gradual recovery from disease (opposed to crisis).
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 157:
      The older medicine used to speak of two ways, lysis and crisis, one gradual, the other abrupt, in which one might recover from a bodily disease.
  2. (biochemistry) The disintegration or destruction of cells
  3. (biochemistry) The breakdown of molecules into constituent molecules
  4. (architecture) A plinth or step above the cornice of the podium in an ancient temple.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek λύσις (lúsis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lysis f (genitive lysis or lyseōs or lysios); third declension

  1. loosening
  2. rupture (breaking away)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lysis lysēs
lyseis
Genitive lysis
lyseōs
lysios
lysium
Dative lysī lysibus
Accusative lysim
lysin
lysem1
lysēs
lysīs
Ablative lysī
lyse1
lysibus
Vocative lysis
lysi
lysēs
lyseis

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lysis

References[edit]

  • lysis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lysis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • lysis in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • lysis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lysis in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • lysis in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly