photolysis

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noun pho·tol·y·sis \fō-ˈtä-lə-səs\

Definition of photolysis

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1903


Medical Dictionary

photolysis

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noun pho·tol·y·sis \fō-ˈtäl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of photolysis

plural

photolyses

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

photolytic

\ˌfōt-əl-ˈit-ik\play adjective

photolytically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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