Meaning of -lysis in English:

-lysis

Pronunciation /lɪsɪs/

  • 1Denoting disintegration or decomposition in nouns specifying an agent.

    • ‘hydrolysis’
    1. 1.1Denoting disintegration or decomposition in nouns specifying a reactant.
      • ‘haemolysis’
    2. 1.2Denoting disintegration or decomposition in nouns specifying the nature of the process.
      • ‘autolysis’

Origin

Via Latin from Greek lusis ‘loosening’.