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 History of this Word

"lysis" is from "lusis" (a loosening) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
radiolysis
photolysis
hydrolysis
electrolysis

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-lysis" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates decomposition, disintegration or dissolution. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-lysis illustration This type of analysis of a business involves analyzing its financial statements, its management and markets.
-lysis illustration Pyrolysis is known for low emissions to the environment.