actinic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκτίς, ἀκτῖν- (aktís, aktîn-, ray) +‎ -ic.

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Adjective[edit]

actinic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to actinism.
  2. Composed of actin.
  3. Related to or caused by light or radiation. In medicine, actinic keratoses usually occur in sundamaged skin and exhibit hyperkeratosis.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, Vinay; Abbas, Abul K Abul.; Aster, Jon (2015) Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (9th ed.). Saunders Elsevier. p. 1154 ISBN 978-1-4557-2613-4