from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The breaking of a chemical bond in an organic molecule with the simultaneous addition of a hydrogen atom to each of the resulting molecular fragments.
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- noun chemistry the
cleavageof a molecule, especially that of a carbon-carbon bond, with the additionof hydrogen atomsto the fragments
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The N-N bond can be cleaved by hydrogenolysis over clausenamide, which is used in the treatment of viral hepatitis in 13 steps.