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Meaning of DIALYSIS

Pronunciation:  dI'alisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\Di*al"y*sis\, n.; pl. {Dialyses}. [L., separation, fr.
Gr. ?, fr. ? to part asunder, dissolve; dia` through + ? to
loose.]
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
       parts.

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.
 

 

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