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photodynamics

[foh-toh-dahy-nam-iks] /ˌfoʊ toʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the science dealing with light and its effects on living organisms.
Origin of photodynamics
1885-1890
1885-90; photo- + dynamics
Related forms
photodynamic, photodynamical, adjective
photodynamically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photodynamic

photodynamic

/ˌfəʊtəʊdaɪˈnæmɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with photodynamics
2.
involving or producing an adverse or toxic reaction to light, esp ultraviolet light
3.
(med) denoting a therapy for cancer in which a cytotoxic drug is activated by a laser beam

photodynamics

/ˌfəʊtəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of biology concerned with the effects of light on the actions of plants and animals
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photodynamic in Medicine

photodynamic pho·to·dy·nam·ic (fō'tō-dī-nām'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the energy of light.

  2. Enhancing the effects of or inducing a toxic reaction to light, especially to ultraviolet light.

photodynamics pho·to·dy·nam·ics (fō'tō-dī-nām'ĭks)
n.
The science that deals with the activating effects of light on living organisms.

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photodynamic in Science
photodynamics
  (fō'tō-dī-nām'ĭks)   
The scientific study of the effects of light on organic compounds and on the metabolisms of living things.
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