photophase

noun

pho·​to·​phase ˈfō-tə-ˌfāz How to pronounce photophase (audio)
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: the light period of a photoperiodic cycle of light and dark

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of photophase was in 1944

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“Photophase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photophase. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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