photocarcinogen etymology

English word photocarcinogen comes from English photo- (Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.), English carcinogen (A substance or agent that can cause cancer.)

Detailed word origin of photocarcinogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
photo- English (eng) Light, electromagnetic radiation. Photography.
carcinogen English (eng) A substance or agent that can cause cancer.
photocarcinogen English (eng) Any substance that becomes a carcinogen on exposure to light.

Words with the same origin as photocarcinogen

Descendants of photo-
photo photography