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thermolysis

 [ther-mol´ĭ-sis]
1. chemical dissociation by means of heat.
2. dissipation of bodily heat by radiation, evaporation, or other means. adj., adj thermolyt´ic.

ther·mol·y·sis

(ther-mol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation thermoly'sis.
1. Loss of body heat by evaporation, radiation, etc.
2. Chemical decomposition by heat.
[thermo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

thermolysis

(thər-mŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. thermoly·ses (-sēz′)
1. Physiology Dissipation of heat from the body, as by evaporation.
2. Chemistry Dissociation of chemical bonds or decomposition of compounds by heat.

ther′mo·lyt′ic (thûr′mə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

thermolysis

Heat-induced interruption of cells and tissue. See Selective photothermolysis.

ther·mol·y·sis

(thĕr-mol'i-sis)
1. Loss of body heat by evaporation, radiation, or other causes.
2. Chemical decomposition by heat.
[thermo- + G. lysis, dissolution]