having a reaction to, or able to be affected by, light

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  • photosensitive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ responding to light. DERIVATIVES photosensitivity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • photosensitive — [fōt΄ō sen′sə tiv] adj. reacting or sensitive to radiant energy, esp. to light photosensitivity n …   English World dictionary

  • photosensitive — adjective Date: 1886 1. sensitive or sensitized to the action of radiant energy < photosensitive paper > 2. being or caused by an abnormal reaction to sunlight < photosensitive rashes > • photosensitivity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • photosensitive — 1. An abnormally heightened reactivity of the skin to sunlight. 2. Responding to light, e.g., as by a photocell. [photo + L. sensus, a feeling, fr. sentio, to feel] * * * pho·to·sen·si·tive .fōt ō sen(t) sət iv, sen(t) stiv adj 1) sensitive or… …   Medical dictionary

  • photosensitive — pho|to|sen|si|tive [ˌfəutəuˈsensıtıv US ˌfoutəˈsen ] adj reacting to light, for example by changing colour or producing an electrical current ▪ photosensitive paper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photosensitive — adjective sensitive to the action of light, for example by changing colour or form: photosensitive paper …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Photosensitive glass — is a crystal clear glass in which microscopic metallic particles can be formed into a picture or image by exposure to short wave radiations such as ultraviolet light. cite web|url= glass info.htm |title …   Wikipedia

  • Photosensitive epilepsy — is a form of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold, regular patterns, or regular moving patterns.IncidenceOf all persons who have been diagnosed as epileptic …   Wikipedia

  • Photosensitive drug reaction — Classification and external resources eMedicine article/1049648 Photosensitive drug reaction (or drug induced photosensitivity) secondary to medications may cause phototoxic, photoallergic, and lichenoid reactions, and photodistributed… …   Wikipedia

  • photosensitive glass — photosensitive glass, a special glass which, upon exposure to a photographic negative, develops a print when heated. It is used for making ornaments, permanent records, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Photosensitive ganglion cell — Section of retina: light strikes first the ganglion cell layer, last the rods and cones Photosensitive ganglion cells, also called photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells (pRGC), intrinsically photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells (ipRGC) or… …   Wikipedia

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