Definition of photosynthate in English:

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photosynthate

Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθeɪt/

noun

Biochemistry
A sugar or other substance made by photosynthesis.
Example sentences
  • This was accompanied by an increase of carbohydrate partitioning towards the root, especially of starch and sucrose, because photosynthates produced could not be used for growth.
  • Photosynthesis, partitioning of photosynthates and growth need to be highly co-ordinated to allow efficient plant development and growth.
  • The carbon-containing products of photosynthesis are called photosynthates.

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