Definition of photodegradation in US English:



  • See photodegrade

    • ‘Understanding the mechanisms by which photodegradation occurs may lead to more polymers that have environmental and medical applications.’
    • ‘Riboflavin photodegradation and photosensitizing effects are highly dependent on oxygen and ascorbate concentrations.’
    • ‘However, the mechanism of porphyrin photodegradation can be complex and differs in solution and in biological media.’
    • ‘Photodegradation is the breakdown of pesticides by light, particularly sunlight.’
    • ‘Three types of pesticide degradation are microbial, chemical, and photodegradation.’
    • ‘All operations were carried out on ice under a dim green safe light to prevent photodegradation, isomerization and structural changes of the pigments.’