noun. ['haɪˈdrɑːləsəs'] a chemical reaction in which water reacts with a compound to produce other compounds; involves the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion from the water.
- -lysis (English)
- hydro- (English)
- ὑδρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Rhymes with Hydrolysis
Sentences with hydrolysis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Retinol is formed in the body by the hydrolysis of retinyl esters.