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photodissociation

[ foh-toh-di-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee- ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ dɪˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi- /

noun

the dissociation or breakdown of a chemical compound by radiant energy.

Nearby words

photodegradable, photodermatitis, photodetector, photodiode, photodisintegration, photodissociation, photodistribution, photodrama, photoduplicate, photodynamic, photodynamics

Origin of photodissociation

First recorded in 1920–25; photo- + dissociation
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