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frontolysis

[fruhn-tol-uh-sis] /frʌnˈtɒl ə sɪs/
noun
1.
Meteorology. the dissipation or decrease of a front or frontal zone.
Compare frontogenesis.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; fronto- + -lysis
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frontolysis

/frʌnˈtɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(meteorol) the weakening or dissipation of a front
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frontolysis
  (frŭn-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)   
The weakening or complete dissipation of a meteorological front caused by a decrease in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air masses) over time. Compare frontogenesis.
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