phototoxic


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pho·to·tox·ic

 (fō′tō-tŏk′sĭk)
adj.
Rendering the skin susceptible to damage by light. Used of certain medications and cosmetics.

pho′to·tox·ic′i·ty (-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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phototoxic

(ˌfəʊtəʊˈtɒksɪk)
adj
1. (Chemistry) (of cosmetics, skin creams, etc) making the skin hazardously sensitive to sunlight
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (of cosmetics, skin creams, etc) making the skin hazardously sensitive to sunlight
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phototoxic

adj fototóxico
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