catalytic

catalytic
Relating to or effecting catalysis.

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cat·a·lyt·ic .kat-əl-'it-ik adj causing, involving, or relating to catalysis <a \catalytic reaction>
cat·a·lyt·i·cal·ly -'it-i-k(ə-)lē adv

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cat·a·lyt·ic (kat″ə-litґik) [Gr. katalyein to dissolve] causing or pertaining to an alterative effect; causing catalysis.

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