electrosynthesis

[ ih-lek-troh-sin-thuh-sis ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈsɪn θə sɪs /

noun Chemistry.

synthesis effected by electrolytic oxidation or reduction.

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Origin of electrosynthesis

First recorded in 1835–45; electro- + synthesis

OTHER WORDS FROM electrosynthesis

e·lec·tro·syn·thet·ic [ih-lek-troh-sin-thet-ik], /ɪˌlɛk troʊ sɪnˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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