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

heterolytic

play \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of heterolysis

New Latin


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heterolysis

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

medical Definition of heterolysis

plural heterolyses play \-ˌsēz\
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

heterolytic

play \-lit-ik\ adjective

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