photoisomerization

noun
pho·​to·​isom·​er·​iza·​tion
variants: also British photoisomerisation \ ˌfōt-​ō-​ī-​ˌsäm-​ə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce photoisomerization (audio) \

Medical Definition of photoisomerization

: the light-initiated process of change from one isomeric form of a compound, radical, or ion to another

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“Photoisomerization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/photoisomerization. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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