thermolysis

[ ther-mol-uh-sis ]
/ θərˈmɒl ə sɪs /

noun

Physiology. the dispersion of heat from the body.
Chemistry. dissociation by heat.

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

/ (θɜːˈmɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

physiol loss of heat from the body
the dissociation of a substance as a result of heating
Derived Formsthermolytic (ˌθɜːməʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for thermolysis

thermolysis

[ thər-mŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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