photobiotic

Living or flourishing only in the light. [photo- + G. bios, life]

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pho·to·bi·ot·ic -(.)bī-'ät-ik adj requiring light in order to live or thrive

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pho·to·bi·ot·ic (fo″to-bi-otґik) [photo- + biotic] living or thriving only in the light; said of certain organisms such as green plants.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Photobiotic — Pho to*bi*ot ic, a. [Photo + biotic.] (Biol.) Requiring light to live; incapable of living without light; as, photobiotic plant cells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • photobiotic — [fōt΄ō bī ät′ik] adj. [ PHOTO + BIOTIC] Biol. dependent upon light for existence …   English World dictionary

  • photobiotic — “+ adjective Etymology: phot + biotic : requiring light in order to live or thrive photobiotic cells * * * /foh toh buy ot ik, bee /, adj. Bot., Zool. living or thriving only in the presence of light. [PHOTO + BIOTIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • photobiotic — /foh toh buy ot ik, bee /, adj. Bot., Zool. living or thriving only in the presence of light. [PHOTO + BIOTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • photobiotic — adjective that depends on light for life and growth …   Wiktionary

  • photobiotic — adj. lives only in the presence of light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photobiotic — pho·to·biotic …   English syllables

  • photobiotic — pho•to•bi•ot•ic [[t]ˌfoʊ toʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk, bi [/t]] adj. bot zool. ecl living or thriving only in the presence of light …   From formal English to slang

  • -biotic — [bī ät′ik, bēät′ik] combining form forming adjectives of or having a (specified) way of living [photobiotic] * * * biotic suff. A mode of living: endobiotic.   [Probably New Latin biōticus, from Greek biōtikos. See …   Universalium

  • photobathic —   a. pertaining to sea depths penetrated by sunlight.    ♦ photobiotic, a. thriving only in light …   Dictionary of difficult words

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