[ al-kuh-haw-luh-sis, -hol-uh- ]
/ ˌæl kəˈhɔ lə sɪs, -ˈhɒl ə- /

noun Chemistry.

chemical decomposition resulting from the interaction of a compound and an alcohol.

Origin of alcoholysis

Related forms

al·co·hol·yt·ic [al-kuh-haw-lit-ik, -ho-] /ˌæl kə hɔˈlɪt ɪk, -hɒ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for alcoholysis


[ ăl′kə-hôlĭ-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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