photophilic

photophilic

[foh-tuh-fil-ik]
adjective
of or pertaining to an organism, as a plant, that is receptive to, seeks, or thrives in light.
Also, photophilous [foh-tof-uh-luhs] .


Origin:
1895–1900; photo- + -philic

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