solvolysis

noun
sol·​vol·​y·​sis | \ säl-ˈvä-lə-səs How to pronounce solvolysis (audio) , sȯl- \
plural solvolyses\ säl-​ˈvä-​lə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce solvolysis (audio) , 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 How to pronounce solvolysis (audio) , 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solvolysis. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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solvolysis

noun
sol·​vol·​y·​sis | \ säl-ˈväl-ə-səs, sȯl- How to pronounce solvolysis (audio) \
plural solvolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce solvolysis (audio) \

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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