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homolysis (hɒˈmɒlɪsɪs)
Compare heterolysis Also called: homolytic fission the dissociation of a molecule into two neutral fragments

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homolysis ho·mol·y·sis (hō-mŏl'ĭ-sĭs)

  1. Lysis of a cell by extracts of the same type of tissue.

  2. Lysis of red blood cells by homolysin and complement.

  3. Decomposition of a chemical compound into two uncharged atoms or radicals.

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