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photoperiod

[foh-tuh-peer-ee-uh d] /ˌfoʊ təˈpɪər i əd/
noun, Biology
1.
the interval in a 24-hour period during which a plant or animal is exposed to light.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; photo- + period
Related forms
photoperiodic
[foh-tuh-peer-ee-od-ik] /ˌfoʊ təˌpɪər iˈɒd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
photoperiodical, adjective
photoperiodically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photoperiodically

photoperiod

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈpɪərɪəd/
noun
1.
the period of daylight in every 24 hours, esp in relation to its effects on plants and animals See also photoperiodism
Derived Forms
photoperiodic, adjective
photoperiodically, adverb
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photoperiodically in Medicine

photoperiod pho·to·pe·ri·od (fō'tō-pĭr'ē-əd)
n.
The duration of an organism's daily exposure to light, considered especially with regard to the effect of such exposure on growth and development.


pho'to·pe'ri·od'ic (-ŏd'ĭk) or pho'to·pe'ri·od'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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photoperiodically in Science
photoperiod
  (fō'tō-pîr'ē-əd)   
The duration of an organism's daily exposure to light, considered especially with regard to the phenomena of photoperiodism.
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