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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dialysis  \Di*al"y*sis\,  n.;  pl  {Dialyses}.  [L.,  separation,  fr 
  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  part  asunder,  dissolve;  dia`  through  +  ?  to 
  loose.] 
  1.  (Gram.)  Di[ae]resis.  See  {Di[ae]resis},  1. 
 
  2.  (Rhet.)  Same  as  {Asyndeton}. 
 
  3.  (Med.) 
  a  Debility. 
  b  A  solution  of  continuity;  division;  separation  of 
  parts 
 
  4.  (Chem.)  The  separation  of  different  substances  in 
  solution,  as  crystalloids  and  colloids,  by  means  of  their 
  unequal  diffusion,  especially  through  natural  or 
  artificial  membranes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dialysis 
  n  :  separation  of  substances  in  solution  my  means  of  their 
  unequal  diffusion  through  semipermeable  membranes 




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