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chemo- +‎ -lysis


chemolysis (countable and uncountable, plural chemolyses)

  1. (dated) The decomposition of organic substance into more simple bodies, by the use of chemical agents alone.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chemolysis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)