Definition of photosynthesize in English:


Syllabification: pho·to·syn·the·size
Pronunciation: /ˌfōtōˈsinTHəˌsīz


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  • (Of a plant) synthesize sugars or other substances by means of photosynthesis.
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    • In the Kearneysville orchards last summer, kaolin-coated trees photosynthesized up to 30 percent faster than uncoated trees, says Glenn.
    • There is evidence that the stems of different Cuscuta species photosynthesize to varying degrees, and that the plastid genome is becoming reorganized.
    • The weeds photosynthesise by releasing oxygen into the water during the day and taking it back in at night.

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