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photothermic

[ foh-tuh-thur-mik ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈθɜr mɪk /

adjective

pertaining to the thermal effects of light.
pertaining to or involving both light and heat.

Nearby words

phototaxis, phototelegraphy, phototheodolite, phototherapeutics, phototherapy, photothermic, phototonic, phototonus, phototopography, phototoxic, phototoxin

Origin of photothermic

First recorded in 1890–95; photo- + thermic
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British Dictionary definitions for photothermic

photothermic

photothermal

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɜːmɪk) /

adjective

of or concerned with light and heat, esp the production of heat by light
Derived Formsphotothermically or photothermally, adverb
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