Definition of photobiology in US English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘The search for new compounds with potential photosensitization activity for biological systems is relevant to the science of photobiology.’
    • ‘A variety of light sources have been used in the literature of photobiology.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The results obtained, being important for photobiology from a fundamental point of view, may have relevance to the cancer biology and DNA communities.’