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

  • suffix Decomposition; dissolving; disintegration: hydrolysis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix decomposition or breakdown
  • suffix dissolving
  • suffix disintegration

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek lusis, a loosening; see lysis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Ancient Greek λύσις ("a loosening"); compare lysis. (Wiktionary)

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