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dis·as·sim·i·la·tion

(dis'ă-sim'i-lā'shŭn),
Destructive or retrograde metabolism.
Synonym(s): dissimilation (1)

disassimilation

(dĭs″ă-sĭm″ĭ-lā′shŭn) [″ + ad, to, + similare, to make like]
The conversion of assimilated material into less complex compounds for energy production.
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In Juhan Liiv's trochee the dissimilation between the second and the third duration is more complicated.
He concludes this illuminating chapter by examining "female characters as they become earwitnesses to male rumors" and other acts of linguistic dissimilation in Cymbeline and All's Well That Ends Well (24).
Every morning I am reminded of what I taught myself to forget: I see my old replacement homeland, once proffered to me as a source of calm but mutated into a source of confusion and dissimilation.
Pathways of glucose dissimilation in the Laredo strain of Entamoeba histolytica.
In the final chapter, Fruhauf concludes her persuasive explication of the role played by the organ and its music in the development of Reform Judaism, and in representing the complex processes of German Jewish assimilation and dissimilation.
The 15 topics here include quantity dissimilation in East Slavic, tradition versus innovation in the New Ukrainian Standard Language of 1798, the status of discourse makers as Balkanisms in South Slavic, semantic motivations for aspectual clusters of Russian verbs, the classification of Macedonian proverbs in an electronic database, and the grammar of oral narrative in the Povest' vremennykh let.
The organism, in contrast, is an open system that maintains itself through a continuous flux of matter and energy, by assimilation and dissimilation, and is distant from true equilibrium, and able to supply work.
The microbiological dissimilation of phenolic derivatives has been extensively studied and the major catabolic pathways of these compounds to common cellular metabolites have been clarified [2,3,4,].
De plus, << Seuils et limites apparaissent comme des "points sensibles" : quand ils sont approches, atteints ou depasses, ils declenchent des programmes et des contre-programmes modaux et d'assimilation et de dissimilation >> [10].
During anaerobic treatment of such wastes, complete utilization or dissimilation results in release of organically-bound sulphur as a sulphate ion, but under anaerobic treatment, sulphur is generally released as sulfide.
In the third and fifth examples above, dissimilation has caused /j/ to
ruanc vs Hz runanc (Berger 2008:57, who apud Anderson 1997: 1035, gives it however as an example of dissimilation of nasals).