actinic

[ak-tin-ik]
adjective
pertaining to actinism.

Origin:
1835–45; actin- + -ic

actinically, adverb
nonactinic, adjective
nonactinically, adverb
unactinic, adjective
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actinic (ækˈtɪnɪk)
 
adj
(of radiation) producing a photochemical effect
 
[C19: from actino- + -ic]
 
ac'tinically
 
adv
 
'actinism
 
n

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actinic ac·tin·ic (āk-tĭn'ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the chemically active rays of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Example sentences
Consistent sunburns can increase your risk of developing skin diseases, such as skin cancer, actinic keratoses and liver spots.
Actinic keratosis is a precancerous skin lesion that rarely may become a squamous cell cancer.
Actinic lights are used in aquariums to encourage plant and coral growth.
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