Biolysis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Biolysis (Biol) The destruction of life.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n biolysis Dissolution of a living being; death, as the resolution of an organism into its constituent parts, and consequently the destruction of the phenomena of life.
    • n biolysis The chemical decomposition, or breaking up into simpler compounds, of organic matter, brought about by living bacterial or other minute organisms, as in the case of sewage.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. bi`os life + , a dissolving