actinic

[ak-tin-ik]

adjective

pertaining to actinism.

Origin of actinic

First recorded in 1835–45; actin- + -ic
Related formsac·tin·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ac·tin·ic, adjectivenon·ac·tin·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ac·tin·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for actinic

actinic

adjective

(of radiation) producing a photochemical effect
Derived Formsactinically, adverbactinism, noun

Word Origin for actinic

C19: from actino- + -ic
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Medicine definitions for actinic

actinic

[ăk-tĭnĭk]

adj.

Of or relating to the chemically active rays of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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