Definition of dissimilation in English:

dissimilation

noun

Linguistics
  • See dissimilate

    • ‘There was no principle shift in glucose dissimilation during cell growth with different carbon substrates.’
    • ‘In aquatic systems these processes are two orders of magnitude slower than assimilation and dissimilation.’
    • ‘However, PEPCK was also present in the flesh of blueberries, raspberries, and redcurrants when there was no dissimilation of malate or citrate, and this raises the possibility that PEPCK might have additional functions.’
    • ‘In some of these languages the rule is still productive, while others show only historical dissimilation.’

Pronunciation

dissimilation

/dɪˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/