pyrolysis

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From the Ancient Greek terms πῦρ (pyr, fire) and λύσις (lysis, loosing).

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pyrolysis (plural pyrolyses)

  1. (chemistry, physics) The decomposition of a material or compound due to heat in the absence of oxygen or any other reagents

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 21:14