adjective see photoreception

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  • photoreceptive — adjective Absorbing and using light, especially for sensory purposes See Also: photoreception, photoreceptor, photosensitive …   Wiktionary

  • photoreceptive — Functioning as a photoreceptor. * * * pho·to·re·cep·tive (fo″to re sepґtiv) sensitive to stimulation by light …   Medical dictionary

  • photoreceptive — adj. perceiving light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photoreceptive — pho·to·receptive …   English syllables

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