from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sensitive or responsive to light or other radiant energy.
- adj. Medicine Abnormally sensitive or reactive to light.
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- adj. having a reaction to, or able to be affected by, light
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sensitive to the action of light.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. sensitive to visible light
The concern is that about 1 in 4,000 people have something known as photosensitive epilepsy.
About 40 to 60 percent of all SLE patients are photosensitive, that is, UV light from the sun and other sources actually worsens their symptoms.
Most SLE patients are photosensitive, that is, they are sensitive to the sun and other forms of light.
The in-theater seizures, also known as photosensitive epilepsy, are thought to be a result of the bright flashing of red, black and white during the film's nerve-wracking scene.
Flashing lights can certainly cause seizures in certain people; it's called a photosensitive seizure and was the reason that one episode of Pokemon was never shown on television in the U.S.
Epilepsy affects an estimated 50 million people worldwide, about 3 percent of whom are photosensitive, meaning flashing lights and colors can trigger seizures.
[The moving video version] can actually provoke a form of epilepsy called photosensitive epilepsy, which around 23,000 people in the U.K. have.
Those who are "photosensitive" could start convulsions just when the Kraken gets released.
As with some sorghums and millets, soybeans are highly photosensitive to daylength, and varieties have a very narrow range of adaptation north and south of their origins.
In West Africa, the improved long-season photosensitive and the improved short-season non-sensitive varieties are sown at the rate of of 40,000-80,000/ha under good management; the dwarf photosensitive, long-season varieties are sown at rates of 100,000/ha or more.
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