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Chemical decomposition induced by light or other radiant energy.

pho′to·lyt′ic (fō′tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
pho′to·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Chemistry) chem in a photolytic manner, by photolytic means
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Certain azo compounds such as azobisisobutyronitrile can also photolytically cleave, forming two alkyl radicals and nitrogen gas.
Initial results showed that decolorization by UV alone were not effective because dye was photolytically stable and resistant to direct UV irradiation.
Some of the d-block metal complexes activate endonucleolytic cleavage reaction in DNA photolytically or with the aid of external agents [3].