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photochemical smog

noun Meteorology.
  1. 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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Origin of photochemical smog

First recorded in 1957; photo- + chemical
Also called oxidant smog, smog.
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photochemical smog in Medicine

photochemical smog

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

  1. See smog.
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