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thermolysis

[ther-mol-uh-sis] /θərˈmɒl ə sɪs/
noun
1.
Physiology. the dispersion of heat from the body.
2.
Chemistry. dissociation by heat.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; thermo- + -lysis
Related forms
thermolytic
[thur-muh-lit-ik] /ˌθɜr məˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thermolysis

thermolysis

/θɜːˈmɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(physiol) loss of heat from the body
2.
the dissociation of a substance as a result of heating
Derived Forms
thermolytic (ˌθɜːməʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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thermolysis in Medicine

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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