photodegradation etymology

English word photodegradation comes from English degradation, English photo- (Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.)

Detailed word origin of photodegradation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
degradation English (eng) (geology) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.. A deleterious change in the chemical structure, physical properties or appearance of a material from natural or artificial exposure.. Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; [...]
photo- English (eng) Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.
photodegradation English (eng) Any reduction or degradation in a useful property of a material because of a chemical change as a result of absorption of light.

Words with the same origin as photodegradation

Descendants of photo-
photo photography