solvolysis

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noun sol·vol·y·sis \säl-ˈvä-lə-səs, sȯl-\

Definition of solvolysis

plural

solvolyses

play \säl-ˈvä-lə-ˌsēz, sȯl-\
  1. :  a chemical reaction (such as hydrolysis) of a solvent and solute that results in the formation of new compounds

solvolytic

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

Origin and Etymology of solvolysis

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


First Known Use: 1916


Medical Dictionary

solvolysis

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noun sol·vol·y·sis \säl-ˈväl-ə-səs, sȯl-\

Medical Definition of solvolysis

plural

solvolyses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  a chemical reaction (as hydrolysis) of a solvent and solute that results in the formation of new compounds


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