alcoholysis

noun
al·​co·​hol·​y·​sis | \ -ˈhäl-ə-səs, -ˈhȯl- How to pronounce alcoholysis (audio) \
plural alcoholyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce alcoholysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of alcoholysis

: a chemical reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which an alcohol plays a role similar to that of water alcoholysis of oils and fats

Learn More About alcoholysis

Dictionary Entries Near alcoholysis

alcohol use disorder

alcoholysis

alcosol

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Alcoholysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alcoholysis. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!