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phototoxicity

Pronunciation: fo'to-tok-sis'i-te

Definition: The condition resulting from an overexposure to ultraviolet light, or from the combination of exposure to certain wavelengths of light and a phototoxic substance.

[photo- + G. toxikon, poison]

See Also: photosensitization

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