[ fō′tō-rĭ-zĭs′tər ]
A resistor whose resistance varies as a function of the intensity of light it is exposed to. Also called photocell See also photoelectric.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby photoresistor
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