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 History of this Word

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


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

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grammar is modifier

"lyso-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "dissolved" or "dispersed" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

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lyso- illustration Lyophilic colloidal systems are complex fluids, whose physical properties are partially controlled via the microstructure of the fluid.
lyso- illustration Lysosomes contain digestive enzymes to digest macromolecules.