Any chemical reaction in which a compound is decomposed after absorbing a photon
Origin: From φωτ- (phōt), root of (phōs) "light" + (lysis) "decomposition".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fō-tol′i-sis, n. (bot.) the movements of protoplasm under the influence of light. [Gr. phōs, phōtos, light, lysis—lyein, to unloose.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Chemical bond cleavage reactions resulting from absorption of radiant energy.
The numerical value of photolysis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of photolysis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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