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photobleaching

Syllabification: pho·to·bleach·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈblēCHiNG
 
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Definition of photobleaching in English:

noun

Biochemistry
Loss of color by a pigment (such as chlorophyll or rhodopsin) when illuminated.
Example sentences
  • Changes of state, photobleaching, and photocycling often involve subtle changes in tertiary structure.
  • Another advantage of two-photon excitation is the decreased extent of photobleaching and photodamage above and below the focal plane.
  • The photoproduct again undergoes photobleaching during the second illumination.

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