noun (plural dialyses /-sēz/)Chemistry
1The separation of particles in a liquid on the basis of differences in their ability to pass through a membrane.
- Both RC-bound Zn ions can be removed by equilibrium dialysis against a metal chelating resin.
- The fraction which precipitated upon dialysis against water represented a 5-fold purification.
- The unit causes electric dialysis by producing electromagnetic oscillations in the water.
1.1 Medicine The clinical purification of blood by dialysis, as a substitute for the normal function of the kidney.
- Kidney transplants are an alternative to dialysis when both kidneys have ceased to function.
- Mr Gilpin needed renal dialysis to stay alive.
- The man had to visit his doctor three times a week for renal dialysis.
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- The gene Wa (white anthers) was mapped previously to the interval between markers dl (dialytic) and ae (entirely anthocyaninless) and distal to Got - 4 on the long arm of chromosome 8.
- The effect of peritoneal dialysis with three kinds of dialytic fluid was studied.
- A flow rate adjusting member is provided to a downstream supply line between a coupling portion for coupling the dialytic fluid supply line to the bypass line and the dialyzer.
Mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek dialusis, from dialuein 'split, separate', from dia 'apart' + luein 'set free'.
Words that rhyme with dialysisanalysis, catalysis, paralysis, psychoanalysis
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