heterolysis

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noun het·ero·ly·sis \ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-lə-səs, -ə-rə-ˈlī-səs\

Definition of heterolysis

  1. :  decomposition of a compound into two oppositely charged particles or ions

heterolytic

play \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of heterolysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1938


Medical Dictionary

heterolysis

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noun het·ero·ly·sis \ˌhet-ə-ˈräl-ə-səs, -ə-rə-ˈlī-səs\

Medical Definition of heterolysis

plural

heterolyses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. 1:  destruction by an outside agent; specifically :  solution (as of a cell) by lysins or enzymes from another source

  2. 2:  decomposition of a compound into two oppositely charged particles or ions—compare homolysis

heterolytic

\-lit-ik\play adjective

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