photophobic


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photophobic

[‚fōd·ə′fō·bik]
(biology)
Avoiding light.
Exhibiting negative phototropism.
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sublittoralis may be a suitable diatom species for commercial abalone nurseries where shading is often necessary to manipulate the species composition and density of microalgae in the tanks and to provide a better environment for the photophobic juveniles.
With the exception of two subjects--who, in addition to migraine, had diagnoses of photophobic muscle contraction headache and pseudotumor cerebri, respectively--all of the other patients [in the study] had relief within minutes of inserting the lenses, and pain relief was maximal within 90 minutes," Dr.
Never the artist of plein-air paintings--he once claimed "faites faux et ajoutez un accent de nature"--he was already photophobic by the time of his stay with the Mussons and the bright light of the city often forced him to stay indoors.
If a person is photophobic (light sensitive), light filtering lenses, such as Corning CPF or Younger PLS filters, which block the ultra violet and visible blue portion of the light spectrum may be very useful.
Photophobic patients, for instance albinos and those suffering from iritis and keratitis require the use of tints and filters to enhance their vision.
Carson, star of Look Good In Pictures: Nikon's How To Series will be lending his tips and expertise to help both the photophobic and photogenic put their best face forward.
Juvenile and adult abalone have nocturnal habits and display a photophobic behavior in the laboratory (Hahn 1989).
The sample color was the result of trial and error from previous patients, pre-dominantly with cone-rod dystrophy, who were extremely photophobic and may have experienced blepharospasms," a dystonia that results in uncontrollable contraction of the muscle that causes the eye to blink.
The eye will be moderately sore, photophobic and watery.