photoreception

noun
pho·​to·​re·​cep·​tion | \ˌfō-tō-ri-ˈsep-shən \

Definition of photoreception 

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

Other Words from photoreception

photoreceptive \ˌfō-​tō-​ri-​ˈsep-​tiv \ adjective

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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photoreception

noun
pho·​to·​re·​cep·​tion | \-ri-ˈsep-shən \

Medical Definition of photoreception 

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

Other Words from photoreception

photoreceptive \-​ˈsep-​tiv \ adjective

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