heterolysis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1938 decomposition of a compound into two oppositely charged particles or ions • heterolytic adjective

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  • heterolysis — [het΄ər äl′ə sis] n. 〚 HETERO + LYSIS〛 1. the destruction of cells of one species by lysins or enzymes derived from cells of a different species 2. Chem. the breakdown of a compound into two particles with opposite charges heteroly …   Universalium

  • heterolysis — [het΄ər äl′ə sis] n. [ HETERO + LYSIS] 1. the destruction of cells of one species by lysins or enzymes derived from cells of a different species 2. Chem. the breakdown of a compound into two particles with opposite charges heterolytic… …   English World dictionary

  • Heterolysis — In chemistry, heterolysis or heterolytic fission (from Greek ἑτερος, heteros, different, and λυσις, lusis, loosening ) is chemical bond cleavage of a neutral molecule generating a cation and an anion. [IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology,… …   Wikipedia

  • heterolysis — n. [Gr. heteros, different; lysis, loosen] Disintegration of a cell or tissue by an external agent, either by lysins or enzymes; see autolysis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • heterolysis — noun a) In organic chemistry, the splitting of a molecule to form a pair of oppositely charged ions b) The disruption of blood cells by a heterolysin, or by enzymes from anoth …   Wiktionary

  • heterolysis — Dissolution or digestion of cells or protein components from one species by a lytic agent from a different species. [hetero + G. lysis, a loosening] * * * het·ero·ly·sis .het ə räl ə səs, ə rə lī səs n, pl ly·ses .sēz …   Medical dictionary

  • heterolysis — n. dissolution of cells; splitting of a single molecule into two oppositely charged ions (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterolysis — het·er·ol·y·sis …   English syllables

  • heterolysis — /hɛtəˈrɒləsəs/ (say hetuh roluhsuhs) noun the unequal breakage of a chemical bond to give charged fragments. Compare homolysis. {hetero + lysis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • heterolysis — …   Useful english dictionary

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