[ hahy-druh-lit-ik ]

  1. producing, noting, or resulting in hydrolysis.

Origin of hydrolytic

First recorded in 1870–75; hydro-1 + -lytic

Words Nearby hydrolytic

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How to use hydrolytic in a sentence

  • While the hydrolytic action of enzymes is thus clear the synthesis in the cell is still a riddle.

  • Very little is known concerning the reversible action of the hydrolytic protein enzymes.

  • He considered this a case of a real synthesis of proteins from the products of its hydrolytic cleavage.

  • Various intermediate terms of the hydrolytic series have been isolated.

  • The influence of small amounts of asparagine in enormously increasing the hydrolytic effect of amylase is an example.

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrolytic


/ (ˌhaɪdrəˈlɪtɪk) /

  1. of, concerned with, producing, or produced by hydrolysis

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