(?), a. [Gr. dia` through, asunder + to loose + leaf.] (Bot.) Having separate petals; polypetalous.
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(?), n.;
pl. Dialyses (#).
[L., separation, fr. Gr. , fr. to part asunder, dissolve; dia` through + to loose.] 1. (Gram.) Diresis. See Diresis, 1.
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2. (Rhet.) Same as Asyndeton.
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3. (Med.) (a) Debility. (b) A solution of continuity; division; separation of parts.
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4. (Chem.) The separation of different substances in solution, as crystalloids and colloids, by means of their unequal diffusion, especially through natural or artificial membranes.
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