[ al-kuh-haw-luh-sis, -hol-uh- ]
/ ˌæl kəˈhɔ lə sɪs, -ˈhɒl ə- /
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chemical decomposition resulting from the interaction of a compound and an alcohol.
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OTHER WORDS FROM alcoholysisal·co·hol·yt·ic [al-kuh-haw-lit-ik, -ho-], /ˌæl kə hɔˈlɪt ɪk, -hɒ-/, adjective
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Medical definitions for alcoholysis
[ ăl′kə-hô′lĭ-sĭs ]
n. pl. al•co•hol•y•ses (-sēz′)
A reaction in which a chemical bond is broken by the addition of alcohol.
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