photobiotic

that depends on light for life and growth

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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 — Living or flourishing only in the light. [photo + G. bios, life] * * * pho·to·bi·ot·ic (.)bī ät ik adj requiring light in order to live or thrive * * * pho·to·bi·ot·ic (fo″to bi otґik) [photo + biotic] living or thriving only in the light;… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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