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Meaning of ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  radiation lying in the ultraviolet range; wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays
 
 Synonyms: ultraviolet, ultraviolet illumination, ultraviolet light, UV
 
 See Also: actinic radiation, actinic ray

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: invisible rays that come from the sun. UV radiation can damage the skin and cause melanoma and other types of skin cancer.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 200 nanometers and 400 nanometers. Exposure to excessive UV radiation damages DNA and can cause health problems such as skin cancer and cataracts in the eyes.
 

 

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