photomorphogenesis

[ foh-tuh-mawr-fuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˌmɔr fəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun

plant development that is controlled by light.

Nearby words

  1. photometric brightness,
  2. photometry,
  3. photomicrograph,
  4. photomicroscope,
  5. photomontage,
  6. photomosaic,
  7. photomultiplier,
  8. photomural,
  9. photomyoclonus,
  10. photon

Origin of photomorphogenesis

First recorded in 1955–60; photo- + morphogenesis

Related formspho·to·mor·pho·gen·ic, adjective

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