photodynamic


pho·to·dy·nam·ic

adjective \-(ˌ)dī-ˈna-mik\

Definition of PHOTODYNAMIC

:  of, relating to, or having the property of intensifying or inducing a toxic reaction to light (as in the destruction of cancer cells stained with a light-sensitive dye) in a living system
pho·to·dy·nam·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PHOTODYNAMIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1909

pho·to·dy·nam·ic

adjective \-dī-ˈnam-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOTODYNAMIC

: of, relating to, or having the property of intensifying or inducing a toxic reaction to light (as the destruction of cancer cells stained with a light-sensitive dye) in a living system <photodynamic action> <photodynamic therapy>
pho·to·dy·nam·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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