phototoxic


pho·to·tox·ic

adjective \-ˈtäk-sik\

Definition of PHOTOTOXIC

1
:  rendering the skin susceptible to damage (as sunburn or blisters) upon exposure to light and especially ultraviolet light <phototoxic antibiotics>
2
:  induced by a phototoxic substance
pho·to·tox·ic·i·ty \-täk-ˈsi-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of PHOTOTOXIC

1942

pho·to·tox·ic

adjective \ˌfōt-ō-ˈtäk-sik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOTOTOXIC

1
: rendering the skin susceptible to damage (as sunburn or blisters) upon exposure to light and especially ultraviolet light <phototoxic antibiotics> <a phototoxic topical agent>
2
: induced by a phototoxic substance <a phototoxic response>
pho·to·tox·ic·i·ty \-täk-ˈsis-ət-ē\ noun, plural pho·to·tox·ic·i·ties

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