[ foh-toh-bahy-ot-ik, -bee- ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk, -bi- /
adjective Botany, Zoology.
living or thriving only in the presence of light.
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Words nearby photobiotic
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[ fō′tō-bī-ŏt′ĭk ]
Depending on light for life and growth.
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