Pertaining to lytic destruction of bacteria; manifesting the ability to cause dissolution of bacterial cells.

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bac·te·rio·lyt·ic (bak-tēr″e-o-litґik) 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting bacteriolysis. 2. bactericidal.

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  • Bacteriolytic — Bacteriolysis Bac*te ri*ol y*sis, n. [NL.; fr. Gr. bakth rion, bak tron, a staff + ? a loosing.] 1. Chemical decomposition brought about by bacteria without the addition of oxygen. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The destruction or dissolution of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bacteriolytic — adjective see bacteriolysis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • bacteriolytic — adjective a) of, relating to, or causing bacteriolysis b) antibiotic …   Wiktionary

  • bacteriolytic — adj. pertaining to the destruction of bacteria using antibodies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bacteriolytic — bac·te·rio·lyt·ic …   English syllables

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  • bacteriolysis — bacteriolytic /bak tear ee euh lit ik/, n., adj. /bak tear ee ol euh sis/, n. disintegration or dissolution of bacteria. [1890 95; BACTERIO + LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

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