photoreception

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

Definition of photoreception

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

photoreceptive

play \ˌfō-tō-ri-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

First Known Use of photoreception

1902


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photoreception

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

Medical Definition of photoreception

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

photoreceptive

\-ˈsep-tiv\play adjective

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