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thermolysis

[ther-mol-uh-sis]
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noun
  1. Physiology. the dispersion of heat from the body.
  2. Chemistry. dissociation by heat.
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Origin of thermolysis

First recorded in 1870–75; thermo- + -lysis
Related formsther·mo·lyt·ic [thur-muh-lit-ik] /ˌθɜr məˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thermolysis

thermolysis

noun
  1. physiol loss of heat from the body
  2. the dissociation of a substance as a result of heating
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Derived Formsthermolytic (ˌθɜːməʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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thermolysis in Medicine

thermolysis

(thər-mŏlĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. Dissipation of heat from the body, as by evaporation.
  2. Dissociation or decomposition of chemical compounds by heat.
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Related formsther′mo•lytic (thûr′mə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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