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DIALYSIS (dialyses)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dialysis mean? 

DIALYSIS (noun)
  The noun DIALYSIS has 1 sense:

1. separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes

  Familiarity information: DIALYSIS used as a noun is very rare.


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DIALYSIS (noun)


Sense 1dialysis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("dialysis" is a kind of...):

chemical analysis; qualitative analysis (the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements)

Meronyms (parts of "dialysis"):

osmosis (diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dialysis"):

apheresis; pheresis (a procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion)

haemodialysis; hemodialysis (dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure)


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