Photogen Pho"to*gen, n. [Photo- + -gen.] (Chem.) A light hydrocarbon oil resembling kerosene. It is obtained by distilling coal, paraffin, etc., and is used as a lubricant, illuminant, etc. [Written also {photogene}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Photogēn — Photogēn, s. u. Paraffin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Photogēn — (griech.), s. Mineralöle …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Photogen — Photogen, s. Mineralöle …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Photogen — Photogēn, s. Hydrokarbür …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Photogen — Photogen, griech., die Lichtmaterie; Photokampsis, die Beugung der Lichtstrahlen, s. Beugung des Lichts …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • photogen — fotogen; bildwirksam * * * pho|to|gen 〈Adj.〉 = fotogen * * * fo|to|gen, (auch:) photogen <Adj.> [nach engl. photogenic, zu: photo(graph) =Foto(grafie) u. griech. gene̅s, ↑ gen]: sich gut fotografieren lassend, zum Fotografieren od. Filmen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • photogen — /foh teuh jeuhn, jen /, n. 1. a light oil obtained by the distillation of bituminous shale, coal, or peat: once commercially produced chiefly as an illuminant and as a solvent. 2. Biol. a photogenic organ, organism, or substance. [1855 60; PHOTO… …   Universalium

  • photogen — A microorganism that produces luminescence. [photo + G. gen , producing] …   Medical dictionary

  • photogen — pho|to|gen <zu ↑...gen>: 1. vgl. ↑fotogen. 2. durch den Einfluss von Licht entstanden …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • photogen — n. chemical substance used as an illuminant and a solvent …   English contemporary dictionary

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