actinic

adjective ac·tin·ic \ ak-ˈti-nik \
Updated on: 1 Jan 2018

Definition of actinic

: of, relating to, resulting from, or exhibiting chemical changes produced by radiant energy especially in the visible and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum
  • actinic light
  • actinic keratosis

actinically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of actinic

Greek aktīn-, aktís "ray, beam" + 1-ic — more at actin-


Medical Dictionary

actinic

adjective ac·tin·ic \ ak-ˈtin-ik \

medical Definition of actinic

: of, relating to, resulting from, or exhibiting chemical changes produced by radiant energy especially in the visible and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum
  • actinic injury and carcinogenesis
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • actinic keratosis

actinically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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