alcoholysis

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

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“Alcoholysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alcoholysis. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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