Bac*te`ri*ol"y*sis (?), n. [NL.; fr. Gr. &?;, &?;, a staff + &?; a loosing.]

1.

Chemical decomposition brought about by bacteria without the addition of oxygen.

2.

The destruction or dissolution of bacterial cells. -- Bac*te`ri*o*lyt"ic (#), a.

 

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