action spectrum

noun

: a graphic representation of a physiological reaction
specifically : physiological activity plotted against light wavelength

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of action spectrum was in 1937

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“Action spectrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/action%20spectrum. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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