Definition of photoassimilate in English:

photoassimilate

noun

Biology
  • The product of photoassimilation; any of the carbon-containing compounds produced by photosynthesis.

verb

Biology
  • with object To assimilate (a carbon source) by photosynthesis.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Plant Physiology. From photoassimilate<br>1960s; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. From photo- + assimilate, probably after photoassimilation.

Pronunciation

photoassimilate

/ˌfəʊtəʊəˈsɪmɪlət/