hydrolysis etymology

English word hydrolysis comes from English -lysis (Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.), English hydro-

Detailed word origin of hydrolysis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lysis English (eng) Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.
hydro- English (eng) (chemistry) hydrogen. (mineralogy) a hydrous compound. (zoology) Hydrozoa. Water.
hydrolysis English (eng) (chemistry) A chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water.

Words with the same origin as hydrolysis

Descendants of -lysis
acantholytic acetolysis acetolytic atmolysis autohydrolysis autoproteolysis biolysis cerumenolysis chemolysis chromatolysis elastinolysis electrolysis endoproteolysis glycohydrolysis heterolytic homolysis karyolysis karyolytic lipolysis neurolysis octanolysis oncolysis onycholysis tenolysis
Descendants of hydro-
MHD MHDP MHDT benzohydroquinone cal dehydroamino dendrohydrology dihydrobromide ectohydric electrohydrodynamic hydramide hydrarchy hydrarthrosis hydremia hydrencephalocele hydro hydronymy hydrostratigraphic hydruret hydruria monohydric nonhydric tetrahydrochloride xylohydroquinone