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See also: -lysis
From Latin lysis, from Ancient Greek λύσις (lúsis, “a loosening”). Compare -lysis.
- (medicine, pathology) A gradual recovery from disease (opposed to crisis).
- 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society, published 2008, page 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.
- (biochemistry) The disintegration or destruction of cells
- (biochemistry) The breakdown of molecules into constituent molecules
- (architecture) A plinth or step above the cornice of the podium in an ancient temple.
(medicine) gradual recovery from disease
(chemistry) destruction of cells
From the Ancient Greek λύσις (lúsis).
lysis f (genitive lysis or lyseōs or lysios); third declension
Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).
1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.
- English: lysis
- “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
- “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
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