-lyticRelated entries & more
word-forming element used in making adjectives corresponding to nouns in -lysis, from Greek -lytikos, from lytikos "able to loose, loosing," from lytos "loosed," verbal adjective of lyein "to unfasten, loose, loosen, untie" (from PIE root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart").
-lyzeRelated entries & more
word-forming element for making verbs corresponding to nouns in -lysis. Chiefly U.S.; the British preferring -lyse.