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photosynthesis

Line breaks: photo|syn¦thesis
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)ˈsɪnθɪsɪs
 
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Definition of photosynthesis in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a by-product.
Example sentences
  • Stomata are involved in two of the most important plant processes, photosynthesis and transpiration.
  • To avoid the production of oxygen via photosynthesis, plants were kept in the dark.
  • It is created, as we have seen, during photosynthesis, when organisms strip oxygen from water molecules.

Derivatives

photosynthetic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈθɛtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Sorgoleone is a potent inhibitor of both photosynthetic and mitochondrial electron transport.
  • Two key metabolic factors in photosynthetic cells have been shown to regulate photosynthesis.
  • In photosynthetic organisms light is an essential factor for growth and development.

photosynthetically

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈθɛtɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Cellulases, the enzymes that degrade cellulose, are central to the biological recycling of photosynthetically fixed carbon in the biosphere.
  • In photosynthetically active cells, serine metabolism may be associated directly with photosynthesis, but such an association was ignored in the present analysis of lignin biosynthesis.
  • All the above materials block the transmission of most wavelengths in the UV range below 370-380 nm without interfering with the transmission of photosynthetically active radiation.

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