[ ih-lek-troh-dahy-al-uh-sis ]

noun,plural e·lec·tro·di·al·y·ses [ih-lek-troh-dahy-al-uh-seez]. /ɪˌlɛk troʊ daɪˈæl əˌsiz/. Physical Chemistry.
  1. dialysis in which electrodes of opposite charge are placed on either side of a membrane to accelerate diffusion.

Origin of electrodialysis

First recorded in 1920–25; electro- + dialysis

Other words from electrodialysis

  • e·lec·tro·di·a·lit·ic [ih-lek-troh-dahy-uh-lit-ik], /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌdaɪ əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
  • e·lec·tro·di·a·lit·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for electrodialysis


/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊdaɪˈælɪsɪs) /

  1. dialysis in which electrolytes are removed from a colloidal solution by a potential difference between two electrodes separated by one or more membranes

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Scientific definitions for electrodialysis


[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-dī-ălĭ-sĭs ]

  1. A process by which ionized materials dissolved in a liquid, such as the anions and cations of dissolved salts, are moved across a membrane by the application of an electric field, separating them from liquids or ions of opposite charge. Electrodialysis can be use for the desalinization of brackish water.

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