photosynthetic

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From photosynthesis +‎ -ic

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photosynthetic (comparative more photosynthetic, superlative most photosynthetic)

  1. Of, relating to, or employing photosynthesis.
    • 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 evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light. The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom.

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