homolysis

/ (hɒˈmɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

the dissociation of a molecule into two neutral fragmentsAlso called: homolytic fission Compare heterolysis (def. 2)

Derived Forms

homolytic (ˌhəʊməʊˈlɪtɪk, ˌhɒm-), adjective
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Medicine definitions for homolysis

homolysis

[ hō-mŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

Lysis of a cell by extracts of the same type of tissue.
Lysis of red blood cells by homolysin and complement.
Decomposition of a chemical compound into two uncharged atoms or radicals.
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