- forming an attractive subject for photography or having features that look well in a photograph: a photogenic face.
- Biology. producing or emitting light, as certain bacteria; luminiferous; phosphorescent.
- Medicine/Medical. produced or caused by light, as a skin condition.
Origin of photogenic
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Related Wordsattractive, captivating, glamorous, magnetic, mesmeric, eye-catching, pretty, alluring, fetching, beautiful
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The photogenic cells contain a mass of granules, spherical in the male and short rods in the female.
Each group of photogenic cells is surrounded by a clear ectoplasm containing no granules.
It is difficult to determine if the nerves supply the tracheal end cells or the photogenic cells.
We see then, that air (oxygen), water, and some photogenic substance are necessary for the light production.
I should also be glad to know by whom it was first applied to photogenic purposes.
- (esp of a person) having features, colouring, and a general facial appearance that look attractive in photographs
- biology producing or emitting lightphotogenic bacteria
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Word Origin and History for photogenic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Producing or emitting light; phosphorescent.
- Caused or produced by light, as a seizure.
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