photic

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adjective pho·tic \ ˈfō-tik \

Definition of photic

1 :of, relating to, or involving light especially in relation to organisms
2 :penetrated by light especially of the sun
  • the photic zone of the ocean

photically

play \ˈfō-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of photic

1843


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photic

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adjective pho·tic \ ˈfōt-ik \

medical Definition of photic

:of, relating to, or involving light especially in relation to organisms
  • photic stimulation

photically

play \ˈfōt-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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