radiolysis


ra·di·ol·y·sis

noun \ˌrā-dē-ˈä-lə-səs\

Definition of RADIOLYSIS

:  chemical decomposition by the action of radiation
ra·dio·lyt·ic \-dē-ə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin of RADIOLYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1948

ra·di·ol·y·sis

noun \ˌrād-ē-ˈäl-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ra·di·ol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of RADIOLYSIS

: chemical decomposition by the action of radiation—compare photolysis

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