: relating to, caused by, or having an index of refraction that changes relative to the intensity of incident light

Word History


phot- + refractive

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photorefractive was in 1974

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“Photorefractive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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