Etymology: Introduced by w:Faraday, Faraday on the suggestion of the Rev. w:William Whewell, William Whewell, from electro- and lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to loosen, set free". Originally of tumors, later (1909) of hair removal.
- (chemistry) the chemical change produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution or a molten salt
- the destruction of hair roots by means of an electric current
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