radiolysis

[ rey-dee-ol-uh-sis ]
/ reɪ diˈɒl ə sɪs /

noun Chemistry.

the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation.

Nearby words

  1. radiological anatomy,
  2. radiologist,
  3. radiology,
  4. radiolucent,
  5. radioluminescence,
  6. radioman,
  7. radiometeorograph,
  8. radiometer,
  9. radiometric,
  10. radiometric dating

Origin of radiolysis

First recorded in 1945–50; radio- + -lysis

Related formsra·di·o·lyt·ic [rey-dee-oh-lit-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for radiolysis

radiolysis

/ (ˌreɪdɪˈɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

chemical decomposition caused by radiation, such as a beam of electrons or X-rays
Derived Formsradiolytic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for radiolysis

radiolysis

[ rā′dē-ŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl ra•di•ol•y•ses (-sēz)

Molecular decomposition of a substance as a result of radiation.
Related formsra′di•o•lytic (-ə-lĭtĭk) adj.


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