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  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

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  1. Hydrolysis(n.)

    A chemical process causing the splitting of a chemical bond by the addition of the elements of water. Where the bond which is split is not part of a ring structure, this process causes formation of two compounds from one compound plus water, as in the hydrolysis of the ester bonds of fats during saponification.

  2. Origin: [Hydro-, 1 + -lysis.]

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  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)

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  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.

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  1. Hydrolysis

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


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