Definition of thermolysis in English:

thermolysis

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] The breakdown of molecules by the action of heat.

    • ‘In conditions similar to those encountered in burning domestic waste, thermolysis of Teflon produces halogenated organic acids, which act as greenhouse gases and may promote global warming.’
    • ‘Pyrolysis, also sometimes referred to as thermolysis, is defined as the thermal degradation of a substance in the absence or with a limited supply of oxygen.’
    • ‘During thermolysis of blood the erythrocytes transition from biconcave discs to spherocytes.’
    • ‘Most improvements in thermoregulatory ability might be expected to depend on mass-related changes in thermolysis and thermogenesis.’

Pronunciation:

thermolysis

/θəˈmɒlɪsɪs/