Definitions for photolysisfoʊˈtɒl ə sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pho•tol•y•sisfoʊˈtɒl ə sɪs(n.)
the chemical decomposition of materials under the influence of light.
Origin of photolysis:
pho•to•lyt•icˌfoʊt lˈɪt ɪk(adj.)
Any chemical reaction in which a compound is decomposed after absorbing a photon
Origin: From φωτ- (phōt), root of (phōs) "light" + (lysis) "decomposition".
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Chemical bond cleavage reactions resulting from absorption of radiant energy.
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