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photogenic

[ foh-tuh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of photogenic

First recorded in 1830–40; photo- + -genic

OTHER WORDS FROM photogenic

pho·to·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photogenic

photogenic
/ (ˌfəʊtəˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective
(esp of a person) having features, colouring, and a general facial appearance that look attractive in photographs
biology producing or emitting lightphotogenic bacteria

Derived forms of photogenic

photogenically, adverb
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Medical definitions for photogenic

photogenic
[ fō′tə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.
Producing or emitting light; phosphorescent.
Caused or produced by light, as a seizure.
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