photobiology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1935 a branch of biology that deals with the effects on living organisms of radiant energy (as light) • photobiological also photobiologic adjectivephotobiologist noun

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  • Photobiology — is the scientific study of the interactions of light and living organisms. The field includes the study of photosynthesis, photomorphogenesis, visual processing, circadian rhythms, bioluminescence, and ultraviolet radiation effects. The major… …   Wikipedia

  • photobiology — [fōt΄ō bī äl′ə jē] n. the branch of biology that deals with the effect of radiant energy, esp. light, on living organisms photobiological [fōt΄ōbī΄ə läj′i kəl] adj. photobiologic photobiologist n …   English World dictionary

  • photobiology — photobiological /foh toh buy euh loj i keuhl/, photobiologic, adj. photobiologist, n. /foh toh buy ol euh jee/, n. the study of the effects of light on biological systems. [1930 35; PHOTO + BIOLOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • photobiology — noun The study of the effects of light on living organisms, and on biological processes …   Wiktionary

  • photobiology — The study of the effects of light upon plants and animals. * * * pho·to·bi·ol·o·gy .fōt ō (.)bī äl ə jē n, pl gies a branch of biology that deals with the effects of radiant energy (as light) on living things pho·to·bi·o·log·i·cal .bī ə läj i kəl …   Medical dictionary

  • photobiology — study of effects of light on organisms Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • photobiology — noun the study of the effects of light on living organisms …   English new terms dictionary

  • photobiology — pho·to·biology …   English syllables

  • photobiology — pho•to•bi•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌfoʊ toʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. bio the study of the effects of light on biological systems • Etymology: 1930–35 pho to•bi o•log′i•cal ˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl pho to•bi o•log′ic, adj. pho to•bi•ol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • photobiology — /ˌfoʊtoʊbaɪˈɒlədʒi/ (say .fohtohbuy oluhjee) noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of light on living things …   Australian English dictionary

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