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Related to phototoxic: phototoxic dermatitis
Rendering the skin susceptible to damage by light. Used of certain medications and cosmetics.
pho′to·tox·ic′i·ty (-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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1. (Chemistry) (of cosmetics, skin creams, etc) making the skin hazardously sensitive to sunlight
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (of cosmetics, skin creams, etc) making the skin hazardously sensitive to sunlight
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