Relating to light.

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pho·tic 'fōt-ik adj of, relating to, or involving light esp. in relation to organisms <\photic stimulation>
pho·ti·cal·ly 'fōt-i-k(ə-)lē adv

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pho·tic (foґtik) pertaining to light.

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  • Photic — Pho tic, a. [Gr. fw^s, fwto s, light.] Of or pert. to light; specif., relating to the production of light by the lower animals. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • photic — 1903, from Gk. phot , comb. form of Gk. phos (related to phainein to show, to bring to light; see PHANTASM (Cf. phantasm)) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • photic — [fōt′ik] adj. [< Gr phōs (gen. phōtos), a light (see PHOSPHORUS) + IC] 1. of light 2. Biol. having to do with the effect of light upon, or the production of light by, organisms …   English World dictionary

  • photic — adjective Date: 1843 1. of, relating to, or involving light especially in relation to organisms 2. penetrated by light especially of the sun < the photic zone of the ocean > • photically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • photic — /foh tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to light. 2. pertaining to the generation of light by organisms, or their excitation by means of light. [1835 45; < Gk phot (see PHOT) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • photic — adjective of, related to, or irradiated by light; especially describing that part of the near surface ocean is which photosynthesis is possible …   Wiktionary

  • photic — fəʊtɪk adj. of light, pertaining to light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • PHOTIC — Photicensis …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • photic — adjective 1》 technical relating to light. 2》 Ecology denoting the layers of the ocean reached by sufficient sunlight to allow plant growth …   English new terms dictionary

  • photic — pho·tic …   English syllables

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