Definition of photosynthesis in English:

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photosynthesis

Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)ˈsɪnθɪsɪs/

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.

Words that rhyme with photosynthesis

synthesis

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