electrolysis etymology

English word electrolysis comes from English -lysis (Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.), English electro-

Detailed word origin of electrolysis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lysis English (eng) Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.
electro- English (eng) (music) electronic and/or incorporating elements of electro(-funk). Electricity or electrical.
electrolysis English (eng) (chemistry) the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt. The destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current.

Words with the same origin as electrolysis

Descendants of -lysis
acantholytic acetolysis acetolytic atmolysis autohydrolysis autoproteolysis biolysis cerumenolysis chemolysis chromatolysis elastinolysis endoproteolysis glycohydrolysis heterolytic homolysis hydrolysis karyolysis karyolytic lipolysis neurolysis octanolysis oncolysis onycholysis tenolysis
Descendants of electro-
NEMS electroaxonography electrobiology electrocardiogram electrochemical electroconvection electroconvulsive electrocute electrodialyze electroencephalogram electroformed electromagnet electromagnetism electronegative electroneutrality electronystagmography electrorheology electroshock electrothermy electrotransferred electrotransformation electrowinning electrowon gravitoelectromagnetism