Definition of photorefractive in English:

photorefractive

adjective

  • 1Zoology and Ecology= photorefractoryrare.

  • 2Materials Science. Characterized by or involving photorefraction.

  • 3Designating, relating to, or using photorefraction.

  • 4Designating or relating to surgical procedures in which a laser is used to reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors such as myopia or astigmatism; especially in "photorefractive keratectomy".

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Ecology. From photo- + refractive. In sense 1 after photorefractory.

Pronunciation

photorefractive

/ˌfəʊtəʊrɪˈfraktɪv/