disassimilative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ assimilative

Adjective[edit]

disassimilative (comparative more disassimilative, superlative most disassimilative)

  1. (physiology) Having power to disassimilate; of the nature of disassimilation.
    • McKendrick
      Disassimilative processes constitute a marked feature in the life of animal cells.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for disassimilative in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)