photomagnetic

adjective pho·to·magnetic \"+\

Definition of photomagnetic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the direct effect of light upon the magnetic properties of substances

  2. 2 :  of or relating to interactions between the magnetic component of electromagnetic radiation (as gamma rays) and the magnetic dipole moments of nuclear particles

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Origin and Etymology of photomagnetic

International Scientific Vocabulary phot- + magnetic


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