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Meaning of DIALYSIS

Pronunciation:  dI'alisis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  separation of substances in solution my means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes

DIALYSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: apheresis, chemical analysis, haemodialysis, hemodialysis, osmosis, pheresis, qualitative analysis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*al"y*sis\, n.; pl. {Dialyses}. [L., separation, fr.
Gr. ?, fr. ? to part asunder, dissolve; dia` through + ? to
1. (Gram.) Di[ae]resis. See {Di[ae]resis}, 1.

2. (Rhet.) Same as {Asyndeton}.

3. (Med.)
   (a) Debility.
   (b) A solution of continuity; division; separation of

4. (Chem.) The separation of different substances in
   solution, as crystalloids and colloids, by means of their
   unequal diffusion, especially through natural or
   artificial membranes.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The process of cleansing the blood when the kidneys are not able to filter the blood.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The process of taking specific small molecules (such as uric acid) out of a solution (such as blood) by letting them diffuse across a semi-permeable membrane into water.