thermolysis

noun
ther·​mol·​y·​sis | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈmäl-ə-səs How to pronounce thermolysis (audio) \
plural thermolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce thermolyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermolysis

1 : the dissipation of heat from the living body
2 : decomposition by heat

Other Words from thermolysis

thermolytic \ ˌthər-​mə-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce thermolytic (audio) \ adjective

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“Thermolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thermolysis. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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