pho·​to·​mor·​pho·​gen·​e·​sis ˌfō-tō-ˌmȯr-fə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce photomorphogenesis (audio)
: plant morphogenesis controlled by radiant energy (such as light)
photomorphogenic adjective

Examples of photomorphogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her research was in photomorphogenesis, which is the influence of light on plant growth. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photomorphogenesis was in 1957

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“Photomorphogenesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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