photoinactivation

noun
pho·​to·​in·​ac·​ti·​va·​tion | \ˌfōt-ō-(ˌ)in-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən \

Medical Definition of photoinactivation 

1 : the retardation or prevention of a chemical reaction by radiant energy (as light) — compare photocatalysis

2 : the inactivation of a substance by radiant energy (as light) — compare photoactivation

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