phot-

combining form

Definition of phot-

  1. 1 :  light :  radiant energy <photon> <photography>

  2. 2 :  photograph :  photographic <photoengraving>

  3. 3 :  photoelectric <photocell>

Variants of phot-

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photo-

Origin and Etymology of phot-

Greek phōt-, phōto-, from phōt-, phōs — more at fancy


PHOT- Defined for English Language Learners

phot-

combining form

Definition of phot- for English Language Learners

  • : related to light

  • : relating to photography


Medical Dictionary

phot-

combining form

Medical Definition of phot-

  1. :  light :  radiant energy <photodermatitis>

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photo-


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