Di*al"y*sis (?), n.; pl. Dialyses (#). [L., separation, fr. Gr. , fr. to part asunder, dissolve; through + to loose.]
Diaeresis. See Diaeresis,
Same as Asyndeton.
3. Med. (a)
A solution of continuity; division; separation of parts.
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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