Actinic ray

a ray of light of short wavelengths, as ultraviolet or violet, that produces photochemical effects.
Historical Examples

Elusive, delicate, alluring—it is the actinic ray that imparts vitality.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14 Elbert Hubbard

The question is, then, what teaching concern in America supplies the best quality of actinic ray?
Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers Elbert Hubbard

An actinic ray from the lantern striking the plate will fog it.
Harper’s Round Table, May 28, 1895 Various


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