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hydrolysis

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noun hy·dro·ly·sis \hī-ˈdrä-lə-səs\

Definition of hydrolysis

  1. :  a chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water

hy·dro·lyt·ic play \ˌhī-drə-ˈli-tik\ adjective
hy·dro·lyt·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of hydrolysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1880


Medical Dictionary

hydrolysis

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noun hy·dro·ly·sis \hī-ˈdräl-ə-səs, ˌhī-drə-ˈlī-\

Medical Definition of hydrolysis

  1. :  a chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water

  2. hy·dro·lyt·ic \ˌhī-drə-ˈlit-ik\play adjective
    hy·dro·lyt·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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