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photolysis

[foh-tol-uh-sis] /foʊˈtɒl ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the chemical decomposition of materials under the influence of light.
Origin of photolysis
1910-1915
1910-15; photo- + -lysis
Related forms
photolytic
[foht-l-it-ik] /ˌfoʊt lˈɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective

photolyze

[foht-l-ahyz] /ˈfoʊt lˌaɪz/ Chemistry
verb (used with object), photolyzed, photolyzing.
1.
to break down molecules with light.
verb (used without object), photolyzed, photolyzing.
2.
to experience photolysis.
Also, especially British, photolyse.
Origin
1935-40; photo(lysis) + -lyze, on the model of analysis, analyze
Related forms
photolyzation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for photolyses

photolysis

/fəʊˈtɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
chemical decomposition caused by light or other electromagnetic radiation Compare radiolysis
Derived Forms
photolytic (ˌfəʊtəʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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photolyses in Medicine

photolysis pho·tol·y·sis (fō-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Chemical decomposition induced by light or other radiant energy.


pho'to·lyt'ic (fō'tə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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photolyses in Science
photolysis
  (fō-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)   
Chemical decomposition induced by light or other radiant energy. Photolysis plays an important role in photosynthesis, during which it produces energy by splitting water molecules into gaseous oxygen and hydrogen ions.
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