radiolysis

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ra·di·ol·y·sis

 (rā′dē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
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.

radiolysis

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

ra•di•ol•y•sis

(reɪ diˈɒl ə sɪs)

n.
the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation.
[1945–50]
ra`di•o•lyt′ic (-oʊˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiolysis - molecular disintegration resulting from radiation
lysis - (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
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