photoreactivation

[ foh-toh-ree-ak-tuh-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ riˌæk təˈveɪ ʃən /

noun Biochemistry.

a process that repairs DNA damaged by ultraviolet light using an enzyme that requires visible light.

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Origin of photoreactivation

1945–50; photo- + reactivation
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Medical definitions for photoreactivation

photoreactivation
[ fō′tō-rē-ăk′tə-vāshən ]

n.

The activation by light of something previously inactive or inactivated.
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