photobiology


pho·to·bi·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌfō-tō-(ˌ)bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of PHOTOBIOLOGY

:  a branch of biology that deals with the effects on living organisms of radiant energy (as light)
pho·to·bi·o·log·i·cal \-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also pho·to·bi·o·log·ic \-ˈlä-jik\ adjective
pho·to·bi·ol·o·gist \-(ˌ)bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of PHOTOBIOLOGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1935

pho·to·bi·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌfōt-ō-(ˌ)bī-ˈäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pho·to·bi·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of PHOTOBIOLOGY

: a branch of biology that deals with the effects of radiant energy (as light) on living things
pho·to·bi·o·log·i·cal \-ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also pho·to·bi·o·log·ic \-ik\ adjective

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