electrodialysis

[ ih-lek-troh-dahy-al-uh-sis ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊ daɪˈæl ə sɪs /
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noun, plural e·lec·tro·di·al·y·ses [ih-lek-troh-dahy-al-uh-seez] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ daɪˈæl əˌsiz/. Physical Chemistry.

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

Related forms

e·lec·tro·di·a·lit·ic [ih-lek-troh-dahy-uh-lit-ik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌdaɪ əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjectivee·lec·tro·di·a·lit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electrodialysis

electrodialysis

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊdaɪˈælɪsɪs) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for electrodialysis

electrodialysis

[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-dī-ălĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Dialysis at a rate increased by the application of an electric potential across the dialysis membrane, used especially to remove electrolytes from a colloidal suspension.

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Science definitions for electrodialysis

electrodialysis

[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-dī-ălĭ-sĭs ]

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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