solvolysis

noun
sol·vol·y·sis | \ säl-ˈvä-lə-səs , sȯl- \
plural solvolyses\säl-ˈvä-lə-ˌsēz, sȯl- \

Definition of solvolysis 

: a chemical reaction (such as hydrolysis) of a solvent and solute that results in the formation of new compounds

Other words from solvolysis

solvolytic \ˌsäl-və-ˈli-tik, ˌsȯl- \ adjective

First Known Use of solvolysis

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solvolysis

New Latin, from English solvent + New Latin -o- + -lysis

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solvolysis

noun
sol·vol·y·sis | \ säl-ˈväl-ə-səs, sȯl- \
plural solvolyses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of solvolysis 

: a chemical reaction (as hydrolysis) of a solvent and solute that results in the formation of new compounds

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