photokinesis

noun
pho·​to·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ ˌfō-tō-kə-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce photokinesis (audio) , -kī- \

Definition of photokinesis

: motion or activity induced by light

Other Words from photokinesis

photokinetic \ ˌfō-​tō-​kə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce photokinetic (audio) , -​kī-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of photokinesis

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photokinesis

New Latin

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“Photokinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photokinesis. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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photokinesis

noun
pho·​to·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ -kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- How to pronounce photokinesis (audio) \
plural photokineses\ -​ˈnē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce photokineses (audio) \

Medical Definition of photokinesis

: motion or activity induced by light

Other Words from photokinesis

photokinetic \ -​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce photokinetic (audio) \ adjective

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