photolysis

noun pho·tol·y·sis \ fō-ˈtä-lə-səs \

Definition of photolysis

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

photolytic

play \ˌfō-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

photolytically

play \ˌfō-tə-ˈli-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of photolysis

New Latin


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photolysis

noun pho·tol·y·sis \ fō-ˈtäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of photolysis

plural photolyses play \-ˌsēz\
: chemical decomposition by the action of radiant energy — compare radiolysis

photolytic

play \ˌfōt-ᵊl-ˈit-ik\ adjective

photolytically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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