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[hahy-druh-lit-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈlɪt ɪk/
producing, noting, or resulting in hydrolysis.
Origin of hydrolytic
First recorded in 1870-75; hydro-1 + -lytic Unabridged
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  • The effect of sodium chloride on the bacteriological results, like that on the hydrolytic constant, is anomalous.

    Chlorination of Water Joseph Race
  • In general, the results of the action of the chemicals were in accord with the theory of hydrolytic association.

  • The constituent groups have been investigated chiefly by hydrolytic methods.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • While the hydrolytic action of enzymes is thus clear the synthesis in the cell is still a riddle.

  • Very little is known concerning the reversible action of the hydrolytic protein enzymes.

  • He considered this a case of a real synthesis of proteins from the products of its hydrolytic cleavage.

  • Lime plays its own hydrolytic part and assists the depilation by purely chemical action.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • Next, it is known to us and is defined by the negative characteristics of resistance to hydrolytic actions and oxidations.

  • It is to be noted that the presence of the benzoyl group renders the cellulose more resistant to hydrolytic actions.

  • Various intermediate terms of the hydrolytic series have been isolated.

British Dictionary definitions for hydrolytic


of, concerned with, producing, or produced by hydrolysis
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