Definition of photogalvanic in English:

photogalvanic

adjective

  • 1Relating to or produced by photo-galvanography. Now rare (chiefly historical).

  • 2Relating to or utilizing the generation of a potential difference between two electrodes by a photochemical reaction in the electrolyte containing them.

  • 3More widely: relating to or involving the generation of a potential difference or an electric current as a result of incident light.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From photo- + galvanic.

Pronunciation

photogalvanic

/ˌfəʊtəʊɡalˈvanɪk/