Definition of photobleaching in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈblēCHiNG/


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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pho·to·bleach·ing

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.