noun, plural di·al·y·ses [dahy-al-uh-seez] /daɪˈæl əˌsiz/.
Examples from the Web for dialysis
The result can be total kidney failure and the need for dialysis; for some people, the kidney failure is permanent.
Kidney disease, formerly a major cause of death, has basically dropped out of the chart thanks to the invention of dialysis.
The first and still the best example is dialysis, which costs more than $40,000 a year.A Doctor’s View of the Supreme Court’s Health-Care Ruling|Kent Sepkowitz|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He waged war on the modern with a Siemens dialysis machine in-tow, bankrolled by Aramco petrodollars.
Although the Al Qaeda chief was said to require dialysis for kidney disorders, no dialysis machines were found at the house.
This body is soluble in water, and consequently is not precipitated by dialysis.On Digestive Proteolysis|R. H. Chittenden
Dialysis, the process by means of which a crystalline substance may be separated from a colloidal body.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The disjunction or dialysis of the carpels, for instance, frequently renders axile placentation marginal.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
They can usually be separated from their corresponding enzymes by dialysis, the coenzyme passing through the parchment membrane.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Any tartar emetic present in the sediment might have been procured in a pure form by the simple process of dialysis.
British Dictionary definitions for dialysis
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for dialysis
Word Origin and History 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.
Medicine definitions for dialysis
n. pl. di•al•y•ses (-sēz′)
Science definitions for dialysis
Culture definitions for dialysis
The separation of large molecules from small molecules by passage through a membrane.