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the dissociation of a molecule into two neutral fragments Also called homolytic fission Compare heterolysis (sense 2)
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homolytic (ˌhəʊməʊˈlɪtɪk; ˌhɒm-) adjective
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homolysis in Medicine

homolysis ho·mol·y·sis (hō-mŏl'ĭ-sĭs)

  1. Lysis of a cell by extracts of the same type of tissue.

  2. Lysis of red blood cells by homolysin and complement.

  3. Decomposition of a chemical compound into two uncharged atoms or radicals.

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