sun protection factor

noun
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of sun protection factor

: a number assigned to a sunscreen that is the factor by which the time required for unprotected skin to become sunburned is increased when the sunscreen is used abbreviation SPF

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1968

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sun protection factor

noun

medical Definition of sun protection factor

: spf

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