Definition of dialyser in English:

dialyser

(also dialyzer)

noun

  • 1Chemistry and Biology. An apparatus containing a semipermeable membrane for the separation of dissolved and suspended substances in a liquid by means of dialysis.

  • 2Medicine. An apparatus or machine used to perform therapeutic dialysis; specifically = "haemodialyser". Also: a detachable unit or cartridge containing membranes or filters for use in a dialysis machine.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Graham (1805–1869), chemist. From dialyse + -er.

Pronunciation

dialyser

/ˈdʌɪəlʌɪzə/