Definition of Photosensitive

1. Adjective. Sensitive to visible light. "Photographic film is light-sensitive"

Exact synonyms: Light-sensitive
Similar to: Sensitive
Derivative terms: Photosensitivity



Definition of Photosensitive

1. Adjective. having a reaction to, or able to be affected by, light ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Photosensitive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Photosensitive

1. 1. An abnormally heightened reactivity of the skin to sunlight. 2. Responding to light, e.g.,,as by a photocell. Origin: photo + L. Sensus, a feeling, fr. Sentio, to feel (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photosensitive

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Literary usage of Photosensitive

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1. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"As soon as its two photosensitive areas in the head—the animal has no eyes—which are not parallel, but inclined to each other are deflected from the ..."

2. The Dynamics of Living Matter by Jacques Loeb (1906)
"The consequence will be in a positively heliotropic animal a stronger tension or tendency to contract in the muscles connected with the photosensitive ..."

3. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"These two products are originally the results of the decomposition of a photosensitive substance. A simple explanation is that the compound formed by their ..."

4. An Introduction to Biophysics by David Burns (1921)
"Animals possess photosensitive elements on the surface of their bodies, ... These photosensitive elements are arranged symmetrically in the body and through ..."

5. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"These photosensitive elements are arranged symmetrically in the body and through ... The light causes chemical changes in the eyes (or the photosensitive ..."

6. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"These photosensitive elements are arranged symmetrically in the body and through ... The light causes chemical changes in the eyes (or the photosensitive ..."

7. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"These photosensitive elements are arranged symmetrically in the body and through ... The light causes chemical changes in the eyes (or the photosensitive ..."

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