photogen

[foh-tuh-juh n, -jen]
noun
  1. a light oil obtained by the distillation of bituminous shale, coal, or peat: once commercially produced chiefly as an illuminant and as a solvent.
  2. Biology. a photogenic organ, organism, or substance.

Origin of photogen

First recorded in 1855–60; photo- + -gen
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