[foh-tuh-jen-ik] /ˌfoʊ təˈdʒɛn ɪk/

forming an attractive subject for photography or having features that look well in a photograph:
a photogenic face.
Biology. producing or emitting light, as certain bacteria; luminiferous; phosphorescent.
Medicine/Medical. produced or caused by light, as a skin condition.
(esp of a person) having features, colouring, and a general facial appearance that look attractive in photographs
(biology) producing or emitting light: photogenic bacteria

1839, “produced or caused by light,” from photo- “light” + -genic “produced by” (see genus). Originally in photogenic drawing, the early term for “photography;” meaning “photographing well” is first attested 1928, from photo- as short for “photograph.”

photogenic pho·to·gen·ic (fō’tə-jěn’ĭk)


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