pyrolysis


py·rol·y·sis

noun \pī-ˈrä-lə-səs\

Definition of PYROLYSIS

:  chemical change brought about by the action of heat
py·ro·lyt·ic \ˌpī-rə-ˈli-tik\ adjective
py·ro·lyt·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PYROLYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1890

py·rol·y·sis

noun \pī-ˈräl-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural py·rol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PYROLYSIS

: chemical change brought about by the action of heat
py·ro·lyt·ic \ˌpī-rə-ˈlit-ik\ adjective

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