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n. pl. ra·di·ol·y·ses (-sēz′)
Molecular decomposition of a substance as a result of radiation.

ra′di·o·lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Nuclear Physics) chemical decomposition caused by radiation, such as a beam of electrons or X-rays
radiolytic adj


(reɪ diˈɒl ə sɪs)

the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation.
ra`di•o•lyt′ic (-oʊˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.radiolysis - molecular disintegration resulting from radiation
lysis - (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
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In future research, there is need to evaluate toxicity at all treated levels and the identification of radiolytic end product by using advanced spectroscopic techniques.
cc/Z34W-9MGA] ("The toxicity of unique radiolytic products should be tested vigorously, especially in regards to the tumor promoting activities.
Framework materials using titanium and zirconium have been developed because their radiolytic and hydrolytic stability should enable them to withstand the conditions of separations in extreme environments.
However, questions focusing on loss of phytochemical constituents, free radicals and radiolytic by-product formation, and changes of antioxidant properties during irradiation are still being debated (Suhaj et al.
Free radical scavenging reactions and antioxidant activities of silybin: mechanistic aspects and pulse radiolytic studies," Free Radical Research, vol.
Radiolytic reduction of aqueous solutions of a commercial reactive dye in the range 0-100kGy by Co60 gamma radiation source.
In our case there was radiolytic lesion in the submento vertex view.
Photochemical and radiolytic oxidation of a zinc porphyrin bound to human serum albumin.
Dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls in industrialtransformer oil by radiolytic and photolytic methods.
The metal actinides provide radiolytic energy, catalysis for oligomer formation and provide a coordinating ion for metalloenzymes all important in abiogenesis [6].