[ dahy-uh-lahy-zer ]
/ ˈdaɪ əˌlaɪ zər /


Also di·al·y·za·tor [dahy-al-i-zey-ter] /daɪˈæl ɪˌzeɪ tər/. an apparatus containing a semipermeable membrane for dialysis.

Origin of dialyzer

First recorded in 1860–65; dialyze + -er1
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Examples from the Web for dialyzer

  • In these experiments, the dialyzer tubes containing the proteid and pepsin-acid were immersed in a large volume of 0.2 per cent.

    On Digestive Proteolysis|R. H. Chittenden
  • In these dialyzer experiments it was observed that not only did peptones diffuse, but also the proteoses.

    On Digestive Proteolysis|R. H. Chittenden

Medicine definitions for dialyzer

[ dīə-lī′zər ]


A machine equipped with a semipermeable membrane and used for performing dialysis.
A hemodialyzer.
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