Definition of photosynthesis in English:

photosynthesis

noun

mass noun
  • The process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a by-product.

    • ‘To avoid the production of oxygen via photosynthesis, plants were kept in the dark.’
    • ‘Many forms are capable of photosynthesis and hence resemble plants in the way that they obtain energy.’
    • ‘Stomata are involved in two of the most important plant processes, photosynthesis and transpiration.’
    • ‘Carbohydrates accumulate in plants during the autumn as rates of photosynthesis begin to exceed growth.’
    • ‘It is created, as we have seen, during photosynthesis, when organisms strip oxygen from water molecules.’
    • ‘Light is necessary for photosynthesis in plants, but the supply of light in natural environments is not constant.’
    • ‘Their job is to absorb the rays from the sun to begin the process known as photosynthesis.’
    • ‘Possible use of serine derived directly from photosynthesis was ignored in this analysis.’
    • ‘As injury progresses, heavily damaged leaves lose their green colour and photosynthesis is much reduced.’
    • ‘This is an integrative trait, reflecting both light and dark reactions of photosynthesis.’
    • ‘These populations do not have the ability to utilize exogenous bicarbonate for the process of photosynthesis.’
    • ‘When maize encounters water deficits, there is a decline in photosynthesis per plant.’
    • ‘In addition, rates of light-limited photosynthesis and oxygen yield are decreased in the mutants.’
    • ‘These results are consistent with the previous report that water stress inhibits photosynthesis.’
    • ‘It has long been known that magnesium availability to plants imposes limits on photosynthesis.’
    • ‘Normally the proportion of the two isotopes of carbon is simply controlled by the rate of photosynthesis in plant tissues.’
    • ‘Anthocyanins are water soluble pigments but are not involved in photosynthesis.’
    • ‘Drought reduces productivity by inhibiting plant growth and photosynthesis.’
    • ‘Carbohydrate depletion and reduced photosynthesis are the main effects of submergence on plant tissues.’
    • ‘Evidence is increasing of a new player in carbon metabolite regulation of photosynthesis.’

Pronunciation

photosynthesis

/ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)ˈsɪnθɪsɪs/