- 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]
* * *1) sensitive or sensitized to the action of radiant energy <\photosensitive paper>2) being or caused by an abnormal reaction to sunlight <\photosensitive rashes>
* * *pho·to·sen·si·tive (fo″to-senґsĭ-tiv) 1. reacting to light; said of a cell, organ, or organism. 2. having abnormally heightened reactivity of skin or eyes to sunlight.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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photosensitive — [fōt΄ō sen′sə tiv] adj. reacting or sensitive to radiant energy, esp. to light photosensitivity n … English World dictionary
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photosensitive — adjective sensitive to the action of light, for example by changing colour or form: photosensitive paper … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
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photosensitive — adjective responding to light. Derivatives photosensitivity noun … English new terms dictionary