[foh-toh-ri-sep-ter] /ˌfoʊ toʊ rɪˈsɛp tər/
noun, Physiology, Biology.
a stimulated by light.
(zoology, physiol) a light-sensitive cell or organ that conveys impulses through the sensory neuron connected to it
photoreceptor pho·to·re·cep·tor (fō’tō-rĭ-sěp’tər)
A nerve ending, cell, or group of cells specialized to sense or receive light.
[foh-toh-ri-sep-shuh n] /ˌfoʊ toʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən/ noun 1. the physiological perception of light. photoreception pho·to·re·cep·tion (fō’tō-rĭ-sěp’shən) n. The detection, absorption, and use of light, as for vision in animals or phototropism and photosynthesis in plants. pho’to·re·cep’tive (-tĭv) adj.
[foh-toh-ree-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌfoʊ toʊˈri əˌlɪz əm/ noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) 1. a style of painting flourishing in the 1970s, especially in the U.S., England, and France, and depicting commonplace scenes or ordinary people, with a meticulously detailed , flat images, and barely discernible brushwork that suggests and often is based on or incorporates an […]
[freek] /frik/ noun 1. . verb (used without object), phreaked, phreaking. 2. to act as a phone phreak. verb (used with object), phreaked, phreaking. 3. to tamper with (telephones) as a phone phreak does. /ˈfriːkɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of gaining unauthorized access to telecommunication systems, esp to obtain free calls n. 1972, originally in […]
[free-at-ik] /friˈæt ɪk/ adjective, Geology. 1. noting or pertaining to ground water. 2. noting or pertaining to explosive volcanic activity involving steam derived from ground water: a phreatic explosion. /frɪˈætɪk/ adjective 1. (geography) of or relating to ground water occurring below the water table Compare vadose