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(ˌfoʊ toʊ dɪˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-)

the dissociation of a chemical compound by radiant energy.
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In the present study, we explored the connection between microtubules and oil droplet movement further by using the "Colcemid-UV" method to photolyze demecolcine in specific regions of the egg and thus presumably create conditions that might support microtubule polymerization (Dustin, 1984, ch.
From their radiation-excited state, the photoinitiators photolyze or degrade directly or indirectly into free radicals.
It was shown that undecanone, which photolyzes rapidly in methanol solution, does not photolyze in NS-CAL aqueous solution.