Definition of hydrolysis in English:

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Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈdrɒlɪsɪs/


[mass noun] Chemistry
The chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water.
Example sentences
  • Another preparation method involves acid hydrolysis of methyl formate.
  • On ageing, textiles are usually damaged by oxidation or acid-catalysed hydrolysis.
  • Digestion breaks down chemical bonds in a process called enzymatic hydrolysis.



Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrəˈlɪtɪk/
Example sentences
  • Protein phosphatases comprise a broad group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolytic cleavage of phosphate from proteins.
  • Results showed that increasing the pectolyase concentration in the hydrolytic solutions led to an increase of the digestibility of elicited cell walls.
  • They form acidic, hydrolytic compartments and also store a range of ions and metabolites and, in some tissues, proteins and other macromolecules.

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