thermolysis

[ther-mol-uh-sis]

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
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.
Related formsther′mo•lytic (thûr′mə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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