One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Able to be dissociated; separable.‘language and cognition are not dissociable’
- ‘The anion formed by removal of the dissociable hydrogen atom of a weak acid will compete with the hydronium ion formed from the autoionization of water, leaving an excess of hydroxide ion.’
- ‘These biochemical and organismal effects are evolutionarily dissociable to some extent, because some changes in gene expression appear to have no consequence for organismal phenotype.’
- ‘Behavioural studies on monkeys, analysing the effect of circumscribed damage to specific regions in the inner part of the temporal lobe, have identified several dissociable, interacting memory structures.’
- ‘These data indicate that the NAc core and shell make dissociable contributions to behavioral flexibility during set shifting.’
- ‘These proteins fulfill their function as long as they bind their dissociable ligand, the peptide.’
- ‘I do, however, agree with the Danish and German Governments that the contractual arrangement and terms must be such that the credit transaction is clearly dissociable from the main supply of goods.’
- ‘Bornstein posed this question in relation to the debate about the existence of dissociable implicit and explicit learning systems.’
- ‘Dissociable Neural Pathways Are Involved in the Recognition of Emotion in Static and Dynamic Facial Expressions.’
- ‘In the domain of working memory there are many studies that support the view that verbal and visualspatial information are processed by dissociable subcomponents.’
- ‘The peptide binds to the protein noncovalently; without the dissociable peptide ligand, the MHC molecule loses its stable structure very rapidly and becomes sensitive to proteolytic degradation.’
- ‘This task is interesting because it assesses two dissociable abilities.’
Mid 19th century: from French, from Latin dissociabilis, from dissociare ‘to separate’.
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