photoreception

noun
pho·​to·​re·​cep·​tion | \ ˌfō-tō-ri-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce photoreception (audio) \

Definition of photoreception

: perception of waves in the range of visible light specifically : vision

Other Words from photoreception

photoreceptive \ ˌfō-​tō-​ri-​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce photoreceptive (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of photoreception

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photoreception was in 1902

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“Photoreception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoreception. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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photoreception

noun
pho·​to·​re·​cep·​tion | \ -ri-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce photoreception (audio) \

Medical Definition of photoreception

: perception of waves in the range of visible light specifically : vision sense 1

Other Words from photoreception

photoreceptive \ -​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce photoreceptive (audio) \ adjective

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