pho·​to·​pho·​re·​sis | \ ˌfōtəfəˈrēsə̇s \
plural photophoreses\ -​ēˌsēz \

Definition of photophoresis

: 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

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Other Words from photophoresis

photophoretic \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦retik \ adjective

History and Etymology for photophoresis

New Latin, from phot- + -phoresis

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“Photophoresis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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