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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