heterolysis

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

Definition of heterolysis 

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

Other words from heterolysis

heterolytic \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈli-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of heterolysis

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heterolysis

New Latin

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heterolysis

noun
het·ero·ly·sis | \ ˌhet-ə-ˈräl-ə-səs , -ə-rə-ˈlī-səs \
plural heterolyses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of heterolysis 

1 : destruction by an outside agent specifically : solution (as of a cell) by lysins or enzymes from another source

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

Other words from heterolysis

heterolytic \-lit-ik \ adjective

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