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radiolysis

[rey-dee-ol-uh-sis] /reɪ diˈɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; radio- + -lysis
Related forms
radiolytic
[rey-dee-oh-lit-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Reactions of the radicals in aqueous solution have been studied by pulse radiolysis, flash photolysis and other methods.
British Dictionary definitions for radiolysis

radiolysis

/ˌreɪdɪˈɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
chemical decomposition caused by radiation, such as a beam of electrons or X-rays
Derived Forms
radiolytic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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radiolysis in Medicine

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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