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dialysis

  

      n   pl   , -ses  
1    the separation of small molecules from large molecules and colloids in a solution by the selective diffusion of the small molecules through a semipermeable membrane  
2      (Med)      See       haemodialysis  
     (C16: from Late Latin: a separation, from Greek dialusis a dissolution, from dialuein to tear apart, dissolve, from luein to loosen)  
  dialytic      adj  
  dialytically      adv  
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