Definition of photo-oxidation in English:

photo-oxidation

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] Oxidation caused by the action of light.

    • ‘Under the microscope, prolonged exposure to light led to photo-oxidation of the few vesicles in the field of view.’
    • ‘One of the commonest processes for this is the reaction of oxygen, or oxygen containing species, with the dye energised by light, or photo-oxidation.’
    • ‘This irradiance allowed growth without photoinhibition or photo-oxidation and this is important for effective comparisons of antioxidant activities.’
    • ‘Near the transition temperature, photo-oxidation likely introduces additional errors.’
    • ‘There are several possible mechanisms of photochemical bleaching, of which the commonest is probably photo-oxidation.’