catalysis

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noun ca·tal·y·sis \kə-ˈta-lə-səs\

Definition of catalysis

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catalyses

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  1. :  a modification and especially increase in the rate of a chemical reaction induced by material unchanged chemically at the end of the reaction

Origin and Etymology of catalysis

Greek katalysis dissolution, from katalyein to dissolve, from kata- + lyein to dissolve, release — more at lose


First Known Use: 1836


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catalysis

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noun ca·tal·y·sis \kə-ˈtal-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of catalysis

plural

catalyses

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  1. :  a change and especially increase in the rate of a chemical reaction induced by a catalyst


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