photooxidation

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noun pho·to·ox·i·da·tion \ ˌfō-tō-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən \

Definition of photooxidation

:oxidation under the influence of radiant energy (such as light)

photooxidative

play \ˌfō-tō-ˈäk-sə-ˌdā-tiv\ adjective

photooxidize

play \ˌfō-tō-ˈäk-sə-ˌdīz\ verb

First Known Use of photooxidation

1888


Medical Dictionary

photooxidation

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noun pho·to·ox·i·da·tion \ -ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən \

medical Definition of photooxidation

:oxidation under the influence of radiant energy (as light)

photooxidative

play \-ˈäk-sə-ˌdāt-iv\ adjective

photooxidize

also British photooxidise play \-ˈäk-sə-ˌdīz\ verb photooxidized also British photooxidised; photooxidizing also British photooxidising

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