- of light
- Biol. having to do with the effect of light upon, or the production of light by, organisms
Origin of photicfrom Classical Greek ph?s (gen. ph?tos), a light (see phosphorus) + -ic
- Of or relating to light.
- Penetrated by or receiving light.
- Designating or relating to the layer of a body of water that is penetrated by sufficient sunlight for photosynthesis: the photic zone of the ocean.
(comparative more photic, superlative most photic)
photo- +"Ž -ic