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photoactivation

[foh-toh-ak-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˌfoʊ toʊˌæk təˈveɪ ʃən/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the activation or control of a chemical, chemical reaction, or organism by light, as the activation of chlorophyll by sunlight during photosynthesis.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; photo- + activation
Related forms
photoactive, adjective
photoactivity, noun
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  • photoactivation begins when the suspension is exposed to a prescribed amount of ultraviolet-A light.

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