photomorphogenesis

noun
pho·​to·​mor·​pho·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌfō-tō-ˌmȯr-fə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce photomorphogenesis (audio) \

Definition of photomorphogenesis

: plant morphogenesis controlled by radiant energy (such as light)

Other Words from photomorphogenesis

photomorphogenic \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˌmȯr-​fə-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce photomorphogenic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of photomorphogenesis

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photomorphogenesis

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“Photomorphogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photomorphogenesis. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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