apolysis

1 of 2

noun (1)

apo·​ly·​sis
äˈpȯlēˌsēs
: the prayer of dismissal used at the conclusion of a service in the Eastern Church

apolysis

2 of 2

noun (2)

apol·​y·​sis
əˈpäləsə̇s
plural apolyses
-əˌsēz
: the shedding of ripe proglottids during life (as in most tapeworms) compare anapolysis

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Late Greek, from Greek, loosening, dismissal, from apolyein to loose from, release, dismiss (from apo- + lyein to loosen, free, destroy) + -sis

Noun (2)

New Latin, from apo- + -lysis

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“Apolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apolysis. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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