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One entry found for dialysis.
Main Entry: di·al·y·sis
Pronunciation: dimacr-primarystressal-schwa-sschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural dial·y·ses /-schwa-secondarystresssemacronz/
1 : the separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through membranes with pores of a specified maximum size; especially : such a separation of colloids from dissolved substances
2 : the process of removing blood from an artery (as of a patient with failing kidneys), purifying it by dialysis, and returning it to a vein

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