radiolysis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1948 chemical decomposition by the action of radiation • radiolytic adjective

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  • Radiolysis — is the dissociation of molecules by radiation. It is the cleavage of one or several chemical bonds resulting from exposure to high energy flux. For example water dissociates under alpha radiation into hydrogen and oxygenFact|date=August 2008. The …   Wikipedia

  • radiolysis — [rā΄dē äl′ə sis] n. [ RADIO + LYSIS] chemical decomposition brought about by radiation radiolytic [rā΄dēə lit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • radiolysis — radiolizė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiagų skaidymas didelės energijos spinduliuote. atitikmenys: angl. radiolysis rus. радиолиз …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • radiolysis — radiolytic /ray dee oh lit ik/, adj. /ray dee ol euh sis/, n. Chem. the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation. [1945 50; RADIO + LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • radiolysis — noun The dissociation of a molecule as a result of radiation …   Wiktionary

  • radiolysis — ra·di·ol·y·sis .rād ē äl ə səs n, pl y·ses .sēz chemical decomposition by the action of radiation compare PHOTOLYSIS …   Medical dictionary

  • radiolysis — ra·di·ol·y·sis …   English syllables

  • radiolysis — ra•di•ol•y•sis [[t]reɪ diˈɒl ə sɪs[/t]] n. chem. the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation • Etymology: 1945–50 ra di•o•lyt′ic oʊˈlɪt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • radiolysis — /reɪdiˈɒləsəs/ (say raydee oluhsuhs) noun the chemical decomposition of a substance as a result of irradiation. {radio (def. 3) + lysis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • radiolysis — noun molecular disintegration resulting from radiation • Hypernyms: ↑lysis …   Useful english dictionary

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