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photochemical smog

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noun Meteorology.

air pollution containing ozone and other reactive chemical compounds formed by the action of sunlight on nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, especially those in automobile exhaust.

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Also called oxidant smog, smog.

Origin of photochemical smog

First recorded in 1957; photo- + chemical
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Medical definitions for photochemical smog

photochemical smog

n.

Air pollution produced by the action of sunlight on hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants.
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Scientific definitions for photochemical smog

photochemical smog
[ fō′tō-kĕmĭ-kəl ]

See smog.
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