photogenically

photogenic

[foh-tuh-jen-ik]
adjective
1.
forming an attractive subject for photography or having features that look well in a photograph: a photogenic face.
2.
Biology. producing or emitting light, as certain bacteria; luminiferous; phosphorescent.
3.
Medicine/Medical. produced or caused by light, as a skin condition.

Origin:
1830–40; photo- + -genic

photogenically, adverb
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photogenic (ˌfəʊtəˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
1.  (esp of a person) having features, colouring, and a general facial appearance that look attractive in photographs
2.  biology producing or emitting light: photogenic bacteria
 
photo'genically
 
adv

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photogenic
1839, "produced or caused by light," from photo- + -genic "produced by" (see genus). Originally in photogenic drawing, the early term for "photography;" meaning "photographing well" is first attested 1928.
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photogenic pho·to·gen·ic (fō'tə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Producing or emitting light; phosphorescent.

  2. Caused or produced by light, as a seizure.

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