photosynthesis

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English[edit]

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photo- +‎ synthesis

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌfəʊ.təʊˈsɪn.θə.sɪs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsɪs/
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photosynthesis (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The process by which plants and other photoautotrophs generate carbohydrates and oxygen from carbon dioxide, water, and light energy.
    • 2013 September-October, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist: 
      Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: the ability to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste oxygen using solar energy.

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