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The daily duration of light and dark to which an organism is exposed, considered especially with regard to its effect on growth and development.
pho′to·pe′ri·od′ic (-ŏd′ĭk) adj.
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(Botany) the period of daylight in every 24 hours, esp in relation to its effects on plants and animals
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pho•to•pe•ri•od(ˌfoʊ təˈpɪər i əd)
the interval in a 24-hour period during which an organism is exposed to light.
pho`to•pe`ri•od′ic (-ˈɒd ɪk) adj.
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