thermolysis

thermolysis

[ther-mol-uh-sis]
noun
1.
Physiology. the dispersion of heat from the body.
2.
Chemistry. dissociation by heat.

Origin:
1870–75; thermo- + -lysis

thermolytic [thur-muh-lit-ik] , adjective
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thermolysis (θɜːˈmɒlɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  physiol loss of heat from the body
2.  the dissociation of a substance as a result of heating
 
thermolytic
 
adj

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thermolysis ther·mol·y·sis (thər-mŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.

  1. Dissipation of heat from the body, as by evaporation.

  2. Dissociation or decomposition of chemical compounds by heat.


ther'mo·lyt'ic (thûr'mə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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