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actinic

[ak-tin-ik] /ækˈtɪn ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to actinism.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; actin- + -ic
Related forms
actinically, adverb
nonactinic, adjective
nonactinically, adverb
unactinic, adjective
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Examples from the web for actinic
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for actinic

actinic

/ækˈtɪnɪk/
adjective
1.
(of radiation) producing a photochemical effect
Derived Forms
actinically, adverb
actinism, noun
Word Origin
C19: from actino- + -ic
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actinic in Medicine

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

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