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photocatalysis

noun pho·to·ca·tal·y·sis \ ˌfōt-ō-kə-ˈtal-ə-səs \

medical Definition of photocatalysis

plural photocatalyses play \-ˌsēz\
:the acceleration of a chemical reaction by radiant energy (as light) acting either directly or by exciting a substance that in turn catalyzes the main reaction — compare photoinactivation 1

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