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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Dissolution or destruction of bacteria.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the destruction of bacteria by lysis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Chemical decomposition brought about by bacteria without the addition of oxygen.
  • n. The destruction or dissolution of bacterial cells.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Destruction of bacteria by some specific lysin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dissolution or destruction of bacteria

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