Pyrolysis



[pahy-rol-uh-sis] /paɪˈrɒl ə sɪs/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
the subjection of organic compounds to very high temperatures.
2.
the resulting decomposition.
/paɪˈrɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the application of heat to chemical compounds in order to cause decomposition
2.
chemical decomposition of compounds caused by high temperatures
n.

1879, from pyro- + -lysis. Related: Pyrolytic.

pyrolysis py·rol·y·sis (pī-rŏl’ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Decomposition or transformation of a chemical compound caused by heat.

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