lyso-, lyo-, -lysin, -lys-, -lysis, -lytic, -lyt-, -lyz-

(Greek: lyein [LYOO ayn], "to loosen"; loosening, dissolving, dissolution)

analysis (s) (noun)
1. The examination of something in detail in order to understand it better or to draw conclusions from it.
2. The separation of something into its constituents in order to find out what it contains and to examine individual parts or to study the structure of the whole.
3. An assessment, description, or explanation of something, usually based on careful considerations or investigations.
4. A branch of mathematics dealing with differential calculus, functions, and limits.
5. The way of expressing grammatical relationships; such as, the use of function words or word order, rather than inflectional forms, to express grammatical relationships in a language.
6. In chemistry, the identification of constituents of a compound, solution, mixture, etc.

The determination of the quantity or proportion of such constituents or a statement of the results of the analysis.

analyst (AN uh list) (s) (noun), analysts (pl)
Someone with specialist knowledge or skill who studies or examines something by separating it into its constituent elements and gives an assessment, description, or explanation of it; a judge, an evaluator: "In business, a person must be a good analyst of his or her commercial possibilities." "The neurotic patient was sent to a psychoanlyst."
analyst, annalist
analyst (AN uh list) (noun)
Someone with specialized knowledge or skill who studies or examines something by separating it into its constituent elements and gives an assessment, description, or explanation of it: In business a person must be a good analyst of his or her commercial possibilities.
annalist (AN uh list) (noun)
1. Someone who writes records of events arranged chronologically by each year or by successive years; a chronicler: The annalist wrote a series of chronicles about the events that took place during the existence of the club.
2. A writer, or historian, who compiles the records and reports of an organization or a learned field in chronological order: The historical annalist compiled a book about the city covering the last 100 years.

The author, who was the annalist for the town historians, invited an analyst to review his writing before publication, to ensure that the facts were correctly explained.

analytic (adjective)
1. A reference to the resolving into constituent parts or first principles.
2. Descriptive of being able or inclined to separate things into their constituent parts in order to study or to examine them, to draw conclusions, or to solve problems.
analytics (plural form used as a singular) (noun)
A branch of logic involved with the analysis of propositions including the studying or examination of something by separating it into its constituent parts and giving an assessment, description, or explanation of it.
analyze (verb), analyzes; analyzed; analyzing
1. To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
2. To examine minutely or critically; such as, a written text or verbal statements.
Retrogression or obliteration of blood vessels, such as occurs during embryonic development.
1. Self-analysis as in psychoanalysis of oneself.
2. An examination of one's own psychic components.
3. In chemistry, analysis with an autoanalyzer which is any of various automatic devices that test and analyze chemicals, blood, etc.
autolysis, autodigestion
1. Self-acting disintegration of tissue.
2. The destruction of cells of the body by the action of their own enzymes.
3, Return of a substance to solution, as of phosphate removed from seawater by plankton and returned when these organisms die and decay.
That which breaks down plant or animal tissue by the action of enzymes within the tissue that is affected.
battery electrolyte (s) (noun), battery electrolytes (pl)
1. A liquid, paste, or other conducting medium in a battery, in which the flow of electric current takes place by the migration of ions.
2. A substance that, in solution, conducts an electric current and is decomposed by its passage.

Acids, bases, and salts are common electrolytes.

1. Chemical decomposition of organic matter brought about by bacteria, etc.
2. Disintegration of organic matter through the chemical action of living organisms; such as, bacteria.
3. Sewage decomposition by tiny organisms.
1. Life destroying or destructive to life.
2. Related to biolysis or capable of destroying life.