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hydrolysis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydrolysis  \Hy*drol"y*sis\,  n.  [Hydro-,  1  +  -lysis.]  (Chem.) 
  A  chemical  process  involving  the  addition  of  the  elements  of 
  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hydrolysis 
  n  :  a  chemical  reaction  in  which  water  reacts  with  a  compound  to 
  produce  other  compounds;  involves  the  splitting  of  a  bond 
  and  the  addition  of  the  hydrogen  cation  and  the  hydroxide 
  anion  from  the  water 




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