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photocarcinogen

Definitions

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  • n. Any substance that becomes a carcinogen on exposure to light.

Etymologies

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photo- +‎ carcinogen

Examples

  • Because of this it is believed to be a likely photocarcinogen.

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  • Organic chemical compounds that absorb ultraviolet light (such as oxybenzone, a suspected photocarcinogen) 2.

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