Definition of protolytic in English:

protolytic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Designating or relating to a reaction or process in solution involving the transfer of a proton from one molecule to another (one of the molecules usually belonging to the solvent); (of a solvent) in which such reactions occur.

Origin

1930s. From proto- + -lytic, after German protolytisch.

Pronunciation

protolytic

/ˌprəʊtəˈlɪtɪk/