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n. pl. ther·mol·y·ses (-sēz′)
1. Physiology Dissipation of heat from the body, as by evaporation.
2. Chemistry Dissociation of chemical bonds or decomposition of compounds by heat.

ther′mo·lyt′ic (thûr′mə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Physiology) physiol loss of heat from the body
2. (Chemistry) the dissociation of a substance as a result of heating
thermolytic adj
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(θərˈmɒl ə sɪs)

1. the dispersion of heat from the body.
2. dissociation of a chemical compound by heat.
ther•mo•lyt•ic (ˌθɜr məˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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Physiology. the dispersion of heat from the body. — thermolytic, adj.
See also: Heat
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