Definition of Photolysis

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any chemical reaction in which a compound is decomposed after absorbing a photon ¹



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Definition of Photolysis

1. [n -LYSES]

Medical Definition of Photolysis

1. Light induced cleavage of a chemical bond, as in the process of photosynthesis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photolysis

photolithography
photolithotroph
photolitically
photological
photologist
photologists
photology
photoluminesce
photoluminescence
photoluminescent
photolyase
photolyse
photolysed
photolyses
photolysing
photolysis (current term)
photolyte
photolytes
photolytic
photolytically
photolyzable
photolyze
photolyzed
photolyzes
photolyzing
photomacrograph
photomacrography
photomagnetic
photomagnetism
photomagnetization

Literary usage of Photolysis

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"products in the vacuum ultraviolet vapor phase photolysis are accessible from one another via thermal pathways. The identification of the excited state(s) ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"photolysis of mixtures of certain alkyl halides and aromatic amines produces ... photolysis of DDT does not occur unless an inducer -which has a low ..."

3. Contributions from the Bermuda Biological Station for Research by Bermuda Biological Station for Research (1916)
"On the other hand, if a rapid decrease in the light intensity is caused, by casting a shadow, the process of photolysis will abruptly cease, ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1856)
"The substances that are subject to photolysis are, as in the case of ... My views with regard to simple photolysis are entirely similar to those which I ..."

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