biolysis


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bi·ol·y·sis

(bī-ol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation bioly'sis.
Disintegration of organic matter through the chemical action of living organisms.
[bio- + G. lysis, dissolution]
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biolysis

(bī-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
1. Death of a living organism or tissue caused or accompanied by lysis.
2. The decomposition of organic material by living organisms, such as microorganisms.

bi′o·lyt′ic (bī′ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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biolysis

A generic term for the decomposition of organic matter into simpler chemicals by microorganisms.
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bi·ol·y·sis

(bī-ol'i-sis)
Decomposition by living organisms of sewage and other complex materials.
[bio- + G. lysis, dissolution]
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