hydrolysis

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noun hy·dro·ly·sis \hī-ˈdrä-lə-səs\

Definition of hydrolysis

  1. :  a chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water

hydrolytic

play \ˌhī-drə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

hydrolytically

play \ˌhī-drə-ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of hydrolysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1880


Medical Dictionary

hydrolysis

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noun hy·dro·ly·sis \hī-ˈdräl-ə-səs, ˌhī-drə-ˈlī-\

Medical Definition of hydrolysis

  1. :  a chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water

hydrolytic

\ˌhī-drə-ˈlit-ik\play adjective

hydrolytically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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