atmolysis

[ at-mol-uh-sis ]
/ ætˈmɒl ə sɪs /

noun, plural at·mol·y·ses [at-mol-uh-seez] /ætˈmɒl əˌsiz/.

a process for separating gases or vapors of different molecular weights by transmission through a porous substance.

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Origin of atmolysis

First recorded in 1865–70; atmo- + -lysis

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atmolysis
/ (ætˈmɒlɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

a method of separating gases that depends on their differential rates of diffusion through a porous substance
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