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solvolysis

noun sol·vol·y·sis \säl-ˈvä-lə-səs, sl-\

Definition of SOLVOLYSIS

:  a chemical reaction (as hydrolysis) of a solvent and solute that results in the formation of new compounds
sol·vo·lyt·ic \ˌsäl-və-ˈli-tik, ˌsl-\ adjective

Origin of SOLVOLYSIS

New Latin, from English solvent + New Latin -o- + -lysis
First Known Use: 1916

solvolysis

noun sol·vol·y·sis \säl-ˈväl-ə-səs, sl-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sol·vol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SOLVOLYSIS

:  a chemical reaction (as hydrolysis) of a solvent and solute that results in the formation of new compounds

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