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Pronunciation: e'lek-trol'i-sis


  1. Decomposition of a salt or other chemical compound by means of an electric current.
  2. Destruction of hair follicles by means of galvanic electricity.
  3. A chemical change brought about by a direct electric current.

[electro- + G. lysis, dissolution]

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