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Definition of "actinic" []

  • Of, relating to, resulting from, or showing actinism. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "actinic" in a sentence
  • "Thus from the work of Hertz and his successors we know that light, and more particularly what we call actinic light, is an effective means of setting free electrons from certain substances."
  • "The analogy, though imperfect, is that some early skin cancers are called "actinic keratoses" and early cervical cancers are termed "dysplasias.""
  • "In addition to early squamous cell carcinomas — a cancer that's usually curable — he has been treated for half a dozen of these precancers, called actinic keratoses."
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