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1. hydrolysis

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.

Synonyms

  • reaction

Etymology

  • -lysis (English)
  • hydro- (English)
  • ὑδρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Hydrolysis

  • electrolysis

Sentences with hydrolysis


1. Noun, singular or mass
Retinol is formed in the body by the hydrolysis of retinyl esters.

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