photoconductive

[ foh-toh-kuhn-duhk-tiv ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ kənˈdʌk tɪv /

adjective

of, relating to, or exhibiting photoconductivity.

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Origin of photoconductive

First recorded in 1925–30; photo- + conductive

OTHER WORDS FROM photoconductive

pho·to·con·duc·tion, nounpho·to·con·duc·tor, noun
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