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  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Photolysis

    fō-tol′i-sis, n. (bot.) the movements of protoplasm under the influence of light. [Gr. phōs, phōtos, light, lysislyein, to unloose.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Photolysis

    Chemical bond cleavage reactions resulting from absorption of radiant energy.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of photolysis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of photolysis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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