photic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning light.
    • Penetrated by or obtaining light.
    • Designating or concerning the layer of a body of water which penetrated by adequate sunlight for photosynthesis: the photic area of this ocean.
    • of, associated with, or irradiated by light; particularly describing that the main near-surface sea is which photosynthesis is possible
    • Of or pert. to light; specif., relating to the production of light by the lower animals.
    • of or relating to or due to light
  • others:
    • Of or related to those forms of radiation that are effective of luminous impacts; relating to light.
    • In phytogeography, well-lighted: designating the top of bright area of systems of water where light is sufficiently intense the regular improvement microphytes. Correlated with dysphotic and aphotic.

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