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photolysis

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noun pho·tol·y·sis \fō-ˈtä-lə-səs\

Definition of photolysis

  1. :  chemical decomposition by the action of radiant energy (as light)

pho·to·lyt·ic play \ˌfō-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective
pho·to·lyt·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of photolysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1911


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photolysis

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noun pho·tol·y·sis \fō-ˈtäl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of photolysis

plural pho·tol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  chemical decomposition by the action of radiant energy—compare radiolysis

  2. pho·to·lyt·ic \ˌfōt-əl-ˈit-ik\play adjective
    pho·to·lyt·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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