desmolysis

noun
des·mol·y·sis | \dezˈmäləsə̇s\
plural desmolyses\-ˌsēz \

Definition of desmolysis 

: a chemical reaction in which a carbon-to-carbon double bond is broken (as by the action of a desmolase)

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Other Words from desmolysis

desmolytic \¦dezmə¦litik \ adjective

History and Etymology for desmolysis

New Latin, from desm- + -lysis

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