Definitions for photolysisfoʊˈtɒl ə sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pho•tol•y•sisfoʊˈtɒl ə sɪs(n.)

  1. the chemical decomposition of materials under the influence of light.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of photolysis:


pho•to•lyt•icˌfoʊt lˈɪt ɪk(adj.)


  1. photolysis(Noun)

    Any chemical reaction in which a compound is decomposed after absorbing a photon

  2. Origin: From φωτ- (phōt), root of (phōs) "light" + (lysis) "decomposition".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Photolysis

    Chemical bond cleavage reactions resulting from absorption of radiant energy.


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