actinism

[ak-tuh-niz-uh m]

noun

the property of radiation by which chemical effects are produced.

Nearby words

  1. actinic ray,
  2. actinide,
  3. actinide series,
  4. actiniform,
  5. actinin,
  6. actinium,
  7. actinium series,
  8. actino-,
  9. actinobacillosis,
  10. actinobacillus

Origin of actinism

First recorded in 1835–45; actin- + -ism

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