[ hahy-drol-uh-sis ]
/ haɪˈdrɒl ə sɪs /
noun, plural hy·drol·y·ses [hahy-drol-uh-seez] /haɪˈdrɒl əˌsiz/.
chemical decomposition in which a compound is split into other compounds by reacting with water.
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Definition for hydrolyses (2 of 2)
[ hahy-druh-lahyz ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with or without object), hy·dro·lyzed, hy·dro·lyz·ing.
to subject or be subjected to hydrolysis.
Also especially British, hy·dro·lyse.
OTHER WORDS FROM hydrolyzehy·dro·lyz·a·ble, adjectivehy·dro·ly·za·tion, nounhy·dro·lyz·er, nounun·hy·dro·lyzed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hydrolyses
Jalapin or scammonin, C34H56O16, occurs in scammony; it hydrolyses to glucose and jalapinolic acid.
This compound combines with hydrocyanic acid to form a nitrile which hydrolyses to dichlor-hydroxy iso-butyric acid.
British Dictionary definitions for hydrolyses
/ (haɪˈdrɒlɪsɪs) /
a chemical reaction in which a compound reacts with water to produce other compounds
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Medical definitions for hydrolyses
[ hī-drŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
Decomposition of a chemical compound by reaction with water, such as the dissociation of a dissolved salt or the catalytic conversion of starch to glucose.
Other words from hydrolysishy′dro•lyt′ic (-drə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.hy′dro•lyze′ (-drə-līz) v.
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Scientific definitions for hydrolyses
[ hī-drŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
The reaction of water with another chemical compound to form two or more products, involving the ionization of the water molecule and usually splitting the other compound. The proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates in food are broken down in the body by hydrolysis that is catalyzed by enzymes in the digestive tract.
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