photobiology

[ foh-toh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of the effects of light on biological systems.

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Origin of photobiology

First recorded in 1930–35; photo- + biology

OTHER WORDS FROM photobiology

pho·to·bi·o·log·i·cal [foh-toh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfoʊ toʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, pho·to·bi·o·log·ic, adjectivepho·to·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for photo-biology

photobiology
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of biology concerned with the effect of light on living organisms

Derived forms of photobiology

photobiological (ˌfəʊtəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephotobiologist, noun
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Medical definitions for photo-biology

photobiology
[ fō′tō-bī-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of the effects of light on living organisms and biological processes.

Other words from photobiology

pho′to•bi′o•logic (-bī′ə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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