photostimulate

photostimulate

(fō″tō-stim′yŭ-lāt″) [ photo- + stimulate]
To energize (or encourage a response in) a substance with light or x-rays. photostimulable (-stim′yŭ-lă-bĕl), adjective
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1965) developed a phototaxigraph in which an actinic beam is used to photostimulate the algae and an observing beam that presents no stimulus to the algae, but passes through the algal suspension at right angles to the actinic beam to the detection system.
In contrast to previously published methods, this procedure does not use a separate actinic light to photostimulate the cells and a nonstimulating light to measure cell population movements.