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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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