photochemistry

noun
pho·​to·​chem·​is·​try | \ ˌfō-tō-ˈke-mə-strē How to pronounce photochemistry (audio) \

Definition of photochemistry

1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the effect of radiant energy in producing chemical changes
2a : photochemical properties the photochemistry of gases
b : photochemical processes photochemistry of vision

Other Words from photochemistry

photochemist \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˈke-​mist How to pronounce photochemist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of photochemistry

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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photochemistry

noun
pho·​to·​chem·​is·​try | \ -ˈkem-ə-strē How to pronounce photochemistry (audio) \
plural photochemistries

Medical Definition of photochemistry

1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the effect of radiant energy in producing chemical changes
2a : photochemical properties the photochemistry of gases
b : photochemical processes the photochemistry of vision

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