homolysis

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. homologue,
  2. homologumena,
  3. homology,
  4. homolosine projection,
  5. homolysin,
  6. homomorphic,
  7. homomorphism,
  8. homonid,
  9. homonomous,
  10. homonym

Derived Formshomolytic (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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