photolysis

noun
pho·​tol·​y·​sis | \ fō-ˈtä-lə-səs How to pronounce photolysis (audio) \

Definition of photolysis

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

Other Words from photolysis

photolytic \ ˌfō-​tə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce photolytic (audio) \ adjective
photolytically \ ˌfō-​tə-​ˈli-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photolytically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of photolysis

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photolysis

New Latin

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“Photolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photolysis. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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photolysis

noun
pho·​tol·​y·​sis | \ fō-ˈtäl-ə-səs How to pronounce photolysis (audio) \
plural photolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce photolyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of photolysis

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

Other Words from photolysis

photolytic \ ˌfōt-​ᵊl-​ˈit-​ik How to pronounce photolytic (audio) \ adjective
photolytically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photolytically (audio) \ adverb

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