Di*al"y*sis (?), n.; pl. Dialyses (#). [L., separation, fr. Gr. , fr. to part asunder, dissolve; through + to loose.]

1. Gram.

Diaeresis. See Diaeresis,

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.

 

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