catalysis

noun
ca·​tal·​y·​sis | \ kə-ˈta-lə-səs How to pronounce catalysis (audio) \
plural catalyses\ kə-​ˈta-​lə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce catalyses (audio) \

Definition of catalysis

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

First Known Use of catalysis

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catalysis

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

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catalysis

noun
ca·​tal·​y·​sis | \ kə-ˈtal-ə-səs How to pronounce catalysis (audio) \
plural catalyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce catalyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of catalysis

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

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