[ rey-dee-ol-uh-sis ]
/ reɪ diˈɒl ə sɪs /
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the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation.
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OTHER WORDS FROM radiolysisra·di·o·lyt·ic [rey-dee-oh-lit-ik], /ˌreɪ di oʊˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby radiolysis
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British Dictionary definitions for radiolysis
/ (ˌreɪdɪˈɒlɪsɪs) /
chemical decomposition caused by radiation, such as a beam of electrons or X-rays
Derived forms of radiolysisradiolytic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for radiolysis
[ rā′dē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
n. pl ra•di•ol•y•ses (-sēz)
Molecular decomposition of a substance as a result of radiation.
Other words from radiolysisra′di•o•lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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