noun, plural di·al·y·ses [dahy-al-uh-seez] /daɪˈæl əˌsiz/.
Origin of dialysis
verb (used with object), di·a·lyzed, di·a·lyz·ing.
verb (used without object), di·a·lyzed, di·a·lyz·ing.
Origin of dialyze
Related Words for dialysesdivorce, dissolution, partition, departure, estrangement, split, disengagement, segregation, rift, divorcement, division, severance, disunion, gap, break, disconnection, detachment, farewell, disjunction, rupture
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for dialysis
1580s, from Latin, from Greek dialysis "dissolution, separation" (of the disbanding of troops, a divorce, etc.), from dialyein "dissolve, separate," from dia- "apart" + lyein "loosen" (see lose). Used originally in logic and grammar; chemistry sense is first recorded 1861, medicine 1914. Related: Dialytic.
n. pl. di•al•y•ses (-sēz′)
The separation of large molecules from small molecules by passage through a membrane.