photogene

[ foh-tuh-jeen ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌdʒin /

noun Ophthalmology.

an afterimage on the retina.

Nearby words

  1. photogastroscope,
  2. photogelatin,
  3. photogelatin process,
  4. photogelatine process,
  5. photogen,
  6. photogenic,
  7. photogenic epilepsy,
  8. photogeology,
  9. photogram,
  10. photogrammetry

Origin of photogene

1850–55; photo- + -gene, variant of -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for photogene

photogene

/ (ˈfəʊtəʊˌdʒiːn) /

noun

another name for afterimage

Word Origin for photogene

C19: from Greek phōtogenēs light-produced. See photo-, -gene

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Medicine definitions for photogene

photogene

[ fōtə-jēn′ ]

n.

afterimage

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