[ pahy-rol-uh-sis ]
/ paɪˈrɒl ə sɪs /
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the subjection of organic compounds to very high temperatures.
the resulting decomposition.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pyrolysispy·ro·lyt·ic [pahy-ruh-lit-ik], /ˌpaɪ rəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby pyrolysis
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrolysis
/ (paɪˈrɒlɪsɪs) /
the application of heat to chemical compounds in order to cause decomposition
chemical decomposition of compounds caused by high temperatures
Derived forms of pyrolysispyrolytic (ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for pyrolysis
[ pī-rŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
Decomposition or transformation of a chemical compound caused by heat.
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