RE: [Histonet] (no subject)
Lyses is the the
third person singular of the verb "to lyse". It means "to cause the
breakdown of." E.g., "Complement lyses bacteria," or, "Diastase lyses
Once in a
blue moon, lyses is used as the
plural of lysis, which is Latin for dissolving. In English, lysis usually
means breakdown. In chemistry, it means the splitting of a compound into
two parts. In biology, it means the death of a cell and the disappearance
of its parts.
Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Graduate Medical Sciences
Miami Shores, FL
can anyone explain to me what lyses is....i have
come across this term several times while studying for my exam.
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