Splitting of a chemical bond with the addition of the elements of alcohol at the point of splitting. [alcohol + G. lysis, dissolution]

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al·co·hol·y·sis -'häl-ə-səs, -'hȯl- n, pl -y·ses -.sēz a chemical reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which an alcohol plays a role similar to that of water <\alcoholysis of oils and fats>

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al·co·hol·y·sis (al″kə-holґĭ-sis) [alcohol + -lysis] a process analogous to hydrolysis, but in which alcohol takes the place of water.

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