Variant of dialysis
- Chem. any process in which the smaller dissolved molecules in a solution separate from the larger molecules by diffusing through a semipermeable membrane
- Med. any of various procedures, usually performed on a regular basis on patients who have impaired kidney function, in which chemical dialysis is used to remove toxic waste, chemicals, etc. from the blood
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek separation, dissolution ; from dialyein, to separate, dissolve ; from dia-, apart plush lyein, loose
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