[ foh-toh-ri-sep-shuh n ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən /
the physiological perception of light.
Related formspho·to·re·cep·tive, adjective
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Medicine definitions for photoreception
[ fō′tō-rĭ-sĕp′shən ]
The detection, absorption, and use of light, as for vision in animals or phototropism and photosynthesis in plants.
Related formspho′to•re•cep′tive (-tĭv) adj.
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