photodynamic

adjective
pho·​to·​dy·​nam·​ic | \ ˌfō-tō-(ˌ)dī-ˈna-mik How to pronounce photodynamic (audio) \

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

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Other Words from photodynamic

photodynamically \ ˌfō-​tō-​(ˌ)dī-​ˈna-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photodynamic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of photodynamic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our idea was inspired by photodynamic therapy, which is a medical treatment, including for certain types of cancer. Hee-jae Jeon, The Conversation, "A potential new weapon in the fight against COVID-19: Food coloring," 20 Aug. 2020 Both work well on their own but when used in tandem the LED activates photodynamic ingredients like collagen-boosting Tara tree and DNA-repairing blue-green algae, turbocharging their performance. Evelyn Crowley, Vogue, "The 6 Biggest Skincare Breakthroughs of 2018," 19 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of photodynamic

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photodynamic

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“Photodynamic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photodynamic. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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photodynamic

adjective
pho·​to·​dy·​nam·​ic | \ -dī-ˈnam-ik How to pronounce photodynamic (audio) \

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

Other Words from photodynamic

photodynamically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photodynamic (audio) \ adverb

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