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Relating to the energy or force exerted by light.
[photo- + G. dynamis, force]
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1. Of or relating to the energy of light.
2. Enhancing the effects of or inducing a toxic reaction to light, especially to ultraviolet light.

pho′to·dy·nam′i·cal·ly adv.
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