dialysis: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dī-al'u-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
- the separation of crystalloids from colloids in a solution by diffusion through a membrane.
- the separation of large molecules, as proteins, from small molecules and ions in a solution by allowing the latter to pass through a semipermeable membrane.
- (in kidney disease) the process by which uric acid and urea are removed from circulating blood by means of a dialyzer.
- dialysis (Thesaurus)