photomorphogenesis

[foh-tuh-mawr-fuh-jen-uh-sis]

noun

plant development that is controlled by light.

Origin of photomorphogenesis

First recorded in 1955–60; photo- + morphogenesis
Related formspho·to·mor·pho·gen·ic, adjective
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