photophoresis

noun

pho·​to·​pho·​re·​sis
ˌfōtəfəˈrēsə̇s
plural photophoreses
-ēˌsēz
: movement of small particles (as dust particles) under the influence of radiant energy (as light) that is considered positive when the movement is away from the source of energy and negative when toward it compare magnetophotophoresis
photophoretic
¦⸗⸗⸗¦retik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from phot- + -phoresis

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“Photophoresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photophoresis. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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