hydrolysis


hy·dro·ly·sis

noun \hī-ˈdräl-ə-səs, ˌhī-drə-ˈlī-\

Definition of HYDROLYSIS

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

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