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photolysis

Term: photolysis
Literally meaning: decomposition caused by light”
Origin: Anc Greek
φως/phos(=light) > (genitive φωτός/photos=of  light)
+λύσις/lysis(=dissolution, degradation, decomposition)  > verb λύω/leo =break down, solve, loose, degradate)
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Definition
(chemistry) (Photolysis is a chemical decomposition under influence of  light. For example, the photolysis of water molecule in photosynthesis caused by light.

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