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photosynthesis

 [fo″to-sin´thĕ-sis]
a chemical combination caused by the action of light; specifically the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the chlorophyll tissue of plants under the influence of light. adj., adj photosynthet´ic.

pho·to·syn·the·sis

(fō'tō-sin'thĕ-sis),
1. The compounding or building up of chemical substances under the influence of light.
2. The process by which green plants, using chlorophyll and the energy of sunlight, produce carbohydrates from water and carbon dioxide, liberating molecular oxygen in the process.
[photo- + G. synthesis, a putting together]

photosynthesis

/pho·to·syn·the·sis/ (fo″to-sin´thĭ-sis) a chemical combination caused by the action of light; specifically, the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxoide and water in the chlorophyll tissue of plants under the influence of light.photosynthet´ic

photosynthesis

(fō′tō-sĭn′thĭ-sĭs)
n.
The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and a source of hydrogen (usually water), using light as an energy source. Most forms of photosynthesis release oxygen as a byproduct.

pho′to·syn·thet′ic (-sĭn-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
pho′to·syn·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

photosynthesis

[fōtōsin′thəsis]
Etymology: Gk, phos + synthesis, putting together
a process by which plants, algae, and some bacteria containing chlorophyll synthesize organic compounds, chiefly carbohydrates, from atmospheric carbon dioxide and water, using light for energy and liberating oxygen in the process. photosynthetic, adj.

pho·to·syn·the·sis

(fō'tō-sin'thĕ-sis)
1. The compounding or building up of chemical substances under the influence of light.
2. The process by which green plants, using chlorophyll and the energy of sunlight, produce carbohydrates from water and carbon dioxide, liberating molecular oxygen in the process.
[photo- + G. synthesis, a putting together]

photosynthesis

the process by which plants convert carbon dioxide and water into organic chemicals using the energy of light, with the release of oxygen. Photosynthesis occurs in green plants which are known as AUTOTROPHS. CYANOBACTERIA also carry out photosynthesis. See LIGHT REACTIONS and CALVIN CYCLE.

photosynthesis (fōˈ·tō·sinˑ·th·sis),

n metabolic process by which plants and some bacteria use carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce glucose. Oxygen is a by product of this process.

photosynthesis

a chemical combination caused by the action of light; specifically the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the chlorophyll tissue of plants under the influence of light.
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