photoreactivation

noun
pho·​to·​re·​ac·​ti·​va·​tion | \ ˌfō-tō-rē-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce photoreactivation (audio) \

Definition of photoreactivation

: repair of DNA (as of a bacterium) especially by a light-dependent enzymatic reaction after damage by ultraviolet irradiation

Other Words from photoreactivation

photoreactivating \ ˌfō-​tō-​rē-​ˈak-​tə-​ˌvā-​tiŋ How to pronounce photoreactivation (audio) \ adjective

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Photoreactivation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoreactivation. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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photoreactivation

noun
pho·​to·​re·​ac·​ti·​va·​tion | \ -rē-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce photoreactivation (audio) \

Medical Definition of photoreactivation

: repair of DNA (as of a bacterium) especially by a light-dependent enzymatic reaction after damage by ultraviolet irradiation

Other Words from photoreactivation

photoreactivating \ -​ˈak-​tə-​ˌvāt-​iŋ How to pronounce photoreactivation (audio) \ adjective

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