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photo-

(word root) light
Examples of words with the root photo-: photochemical

photo-

or phot-
pref.
1. Light; radiant energy: photosynthesis.
2. Photographic: photomontage.
3. Photoelectric: photoemission.

[Greek phōto-, from phōs, phōt-; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

photo-

combining form
1. of, relating to, or produced by light: photosynthesis.
2. (Photography) indicating a photographic process: photolithography.
[from Greek phōs, phōt- light]

pho•to

(ˈfoʊ toʊ)

n., pl. -tos.
a photograph.
[1855–60; by shortening]

photo-

a combining form meaning “light” (photobiology); also used to represent photographic or photograph: photocopy.
[< Greek, comb. form of phôs (genitive phōtós)]

photo-

A prefix that means "light," as in photoreceptor.
Translations

photo-

[ˈfəʊtəʊ-] prefixphoto-photo album nalbum m de photosphoto booth nphotomaton® m
References in classic literature ?
She had no more idea than a horse of how to photo- graph a procession; but being in doubt, it was just like her to try to do it with an axe.
One morning he gave me a packet of papers and a photo- graph,--the lot tied together with a shoe-string.