photoactivation

[ foh-toh-ak-tuh-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊˌæk təˈveɪ ʃən /

noun Chemistry.

the activation or control of a chemical, chemical reaction, or organism by light, as the activation of chlorophyll by sunlight during photosynthesis.

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Origin of photoactivation

1920–25; photo- + activation

OTHER WORDS FROM photoactivation

pho·to·ac·tive, adjectivepho·to·ac·tiv·i·ty, noun
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