noun Chemistry.
the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation.

1945–50; radio- + -lysis

radiolytic [rey-dee-oh-lit-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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radiolysis (ˌreɪdɪˈɒlɪsɪs)
chemical decomposition caused by radiation, such as a beam of electrons or X-rays

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radiolysis 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.
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Reactions of the radicals in aqueous solution have been studied by pulse radiolysis, flash photolysis and other methods.
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