Definition of photoreduction in English:

photoreduction

noun

  • 1Chemical reduction effected by light; especially a photochemical process in plant cells and microorganisms in which carbon dioxide is reduced and water is formed (rather than oxygen, as in ordinary photosynthesis).

  • 2Photographic reduction in size.

Origin

Late 19th century. From photo- + reduction.

Pronunciation

photoreduction

/ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)rɪˈdʌkʃn/