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photobiology

[ foh-toh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]

noun

  1. the study of the effects of light on biological systems.


photobiology

/ ˌfəʊtəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌfəʊtəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • photobiological, adjective
  • ˌphotobiˈologist, noun

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Other Words From

  • pho·to·bi·o·log·i·cal [foh-toh-bahy-, uh, -, loj, -i-k, uh, l], photo·bio·logic adjective
  • photo·bi·olo·gist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of photobiology1

First recorded in 1930–35; photo- + biology

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