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Meaning of HYDROLYSIS

Pronunciation:  hI'drâlisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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
 

HYDROLYSIS is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: chemical reaction, reaction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy*drol"y*sis\, n. [Hydro-, 1 + -lysis.] (Chem.)
A chemical process involving the addition of the elements of
water.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical reaction that uses water to break down a compound.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical reaction in which water is used to break down a compound; this is achieved by breaking a covalent bond in the compound by inserting a water molecule across the bond. The opposite of this is a dehydration-condensation reaction.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A reaction in which a molecule of water is added at the site of cleavage of a molecule to two products.
 

 

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