Medical Dictionary

alcoholysis


alcoholysis

noun al·co·hol·y·sis \-ˈhäl-ə-səs, -ˈhl-\
plural al·co·hol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of ALCOHOLYSIS

:  a chemical reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which an alcohol plays a role similar to that of water <alcoholysis of oils and fats>
February 27, 2015
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