Definition of dissimilation in English:

dissimilation

noun

Linguistics

See dissimilate

  • ‘However, PEPCK was also present in the flesh of blueberries, raspberries, and redcurrants when there was no dissimilation of malate or citrate, and this raises the possibility that PEPCK might have additional functions.’
  • ‘In aquatic systems these processes are two orders of magnitude slower than assimilation and dissimilation.’
  • ‘In some of these languages the rule is still productive, while others show only historical dissimilation.’
  • ‘There was no principle shift in glucose dissimilation during cell growth with different carbon substrates.’

Pronunciation

dissimilation

/dɪˌsɪmɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/