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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the science dealing with light and its effects on living organisms.
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Origin of photodynamics

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + dynamics
Related formspho·to·dy·nam·ic, pho·to·dy·nam·i·cal, adjectivepho·to·dy·nam·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photodynamics


  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of biology concerned with the effects of light on the actions of plants and animals
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photodynamics in Medicine


  1. The science that deals with the activating effects of light on living organisms.
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photodynamics in Science


  1. The scientific study of the effects of light on organic compounds and on the metabolisms of living things.
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