- the normal condition of sensitiveness to light in organisms or their organs.
- the irritability exhibited by cytoplasm when exposed to light of a certain intensity.
Origin of phototonus
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- the condition of plants that enables them to respond to the stimulus of light
C19: from photo- + Greek tonos tone
- The state of being sensitive to or irritated by light.
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