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photolysis

noun pho·tol·y·sis \fō-ˈtä-lə-səs\

Definition of PHOTOLYSIS

:  chemical decomposition by the action of radiant energy (as light)
pho·to·lyt·ic \ˌfō-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective
pho·to·lyt·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PHOTOLYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1911
Medical Dictionary

photolysis

noun pho·tol·y·sis \fō-ˈtäl-ə-səs\
plural pho·tol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PHOTOLYSIS

:  chemical decomposition by the action of radiant energy—compare radiolysis
pho·to·lyt·ic \ˌfōt-əl-ˈit-ik\ adjective
pho·to·lyt·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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