Definition of photobiology in English:

photobiology

noun

mass noun
  • The study of the effects of light on living organisms.

    • ‘Mice, because of their size, cost and ease of handling, are used regularly for experiments in photobiology and immunology.’
    • ‘A variety of light sources have been used in the literature of photobiology.’
    • ‘The search for new compounds with potential photosensitization activity for biological systems is relevant to the science of photobiology.’
    • ‘The results obtained, being important for photobiology from a fundamental point of view, may have relevance to the cancer biology and DNA communities.’
    • ‘These data demonstrate the usefulness of these assays for environmental photobiology and the potential for their use in studying the relative impacts of UVB versus UVA, including ozone depletion events.’

Pronunciation

photobiology

/ˌfəʊtəʊbʌɪˈɒlədʒi/