Definitions for hydrolysishaɪˈdrɒl ə sɪs; -ˌsiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•drol•y•sishaɪˈdrɒl ə sɪs; -ˌsiz(n.)(pl.)-ses

  1. chemical decomposition in which a compound is split into other compounds by reacting with water.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of hydrolysis:

1875–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hydrolysis(noun)

    a chemical reaction in which water reacts with a compound to produce other compounds; involves the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion from the water

Wiktionary

  1. hydrolysis(Noun)

    A chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water.

  2. hydrolysis(Noun)

    The degradation of certain biopolymers (proteins, complex sugars) by the chemical process that results in smaller polymers or monomers (such as amino acids or monosaccharides)

Freebase

  1. Hydrolysis

    Hydrolysis usually means the cleavage of chemical bonds by the addition of water. Generally, hydrolysis or saccharification is a step in the degradation of a substance.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hydrolysis

    The process of cleaving a chemical compound by the addition of a molecule of water.

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