photoreception

noun

pho·​to·​re·​cep·​tion ˌfō-tō-ri-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce photoreception (audio)
: perception of waves in the range of visible light
specifically : vision
photoreceptive adjective

Word History

First Known Use

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 7 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

photoreception

noun
pho·​to·​re·​cep·​tion -ri-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce photoreception (audio)
: perception of waves in the range of visible light
specifically : vision sense 1
photoreceptive adjective

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