photoreactivation

noun
pho·to·re·ac·ti·va·tion | \ˌfō-tō-rē-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən \

Definition of photoreactivation 

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

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photoreactivating \ˌfō-tō-rē-ˈak-tə-ˌvā-tiŋ \ adjective

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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photoreactivation

noun
pho·to·re·ac·ti·va·tion | \-rē-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən \

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 \ adjective

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