Definition of Photoreception

1. Noun. (biology) the absorption of light energy by plants and animals, and its utilization for biologically important purposes ¹



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Definition of Photoreception

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photoreception

photoreaction
photoreactions
photoreactivating enzyme
photoreactivation
photoreactive
photoreactor
photoreactors
photoreal
photorealism
photorealist
photorealistic
photorealists
photorearrangement
photorearrangements
photoreceiver
photoreception (current term)
photoreceptions
photoreceptive
photoreceptor
photoreceptor cells
photoreceptors
photoreconnaissance
photoreduce
photoreduced
photoreduces
photoreducing
photoreduction
photoreductions
photorefractive
photorefractive keratectomies

Literary usage of Photoreception

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1. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"I. photoreception in animals like Mya and Ciona is essentially a twofold process. ... The underlying mechanism of photoreception follows this composition of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"5 March 1970; revised 17 June 1970 • photoreception in Sparrows: Response to Photoperiodic Stimuli Underwood and Menaker (1) exposed blinded and normal ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"It is therefore concluded that the initial effect in the process of photoreception is the decomposition of a ..."

4. Contributions from the Bermuda Biological Station for Research by Bermuda Biological Station for Research (1916)
"The theory of the intimate connection of this pigment with photoreception is supported, not only by the widespread occurrence of fluorescent substances in ..."

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