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catalysis

noun ca·tal·y·sis \kə-ˈta-lə-səs\
plural ca·tal·y·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of CATALYSIS

:  a modification and especially increase in the rate of a chemical reaction induced by material unchanged chemically at the end of the reaction
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Origin of CATALYSIS

Greek katalysis dissolution, from katalyein to dissolve, from kata- + lyein to dissolve, release — more at lose
First Known Use: 1836

Rhymes with CATALYSIS

Medical Dictionary

catalysis

noun ca·tal·y·sis \kə-ˈtal-ə-səs\
plural ca·tal·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CATALYSIS

:  a change and especially increase in the rate of a chemical reaction induced by a catalyst

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