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actinic
adj. of actinism, of the radiative property which produces photochemical activity

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Actinism
Actinism is the property of solar radiation that leads to the production of photochemical and photobiological effects. Actinism is derived from the Greek ακτίς, ακτῖνος (a ray or beam). The word actinism is found, for example, in the terminology of imaging technology (esp. photography), medicine (concerning sunburn), and chemistry (concerning containers that protect from photo-degradation), and the concept of actinism is applied, for example, in chemical photography and X-ray imaging.

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actinic

Adjective
1. relating to or exhibiting actinism
(pertainym) actinism


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Actinic
(a.)
Of or pertaining to actinism; as, actinic rays.
  

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Actinic keratosis
A precancerous condition of thick and scaly patches of skin; also called solar or senile keratosis.


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