Etymology
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-lytic 
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").
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-lyze 
word-forming element for making verbs corresponding to nouns in -lysis. Chiefly U.S.; the British preferring -lyse.
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