phototoxic

adjective

(of cosmetics, skin creams, etc) making the skin hazardously sensitive to sunlight

Nearby words

  1. phototherapy,
  2. photothermic,
  3. phototonic,
  4. phototonus,
  5. phototopography,
  6. phototoxin,
  7. phototransistor,
  8. phototroph,
  9. phototrophic bacteria,
  10. phototropic

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Medicine definitions for phototoxic

phototoxic

[fō′tō-tŏksĭk]

adj.

Rendering the skin susceptible to damage by light. Used of certain medications.
Related formspho′to•tox•ici•ty (-tŏk-sĭsĭ-tē) n.


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