photosynthetic
adjective see photosynthesis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • photosynthetic — Able to use sunlight energy to convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into organic compounds. Nearly all plants, most algae and some bacteria are photosynthetic …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • photosynthetic — photosynthesis ► NOUN ▪ the process by which green plants use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. DERIVATIVES photosynthesize (also photosynthesise) verb photosynthetic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Photosynthetic — Photosynthesis Pho to*syn the*sis, n. (Plant Physiol.) The process of constructive metabolism by which carbohydrates are formed from water vapor and the carbon dioxide of the air in the chlorophyll containing tissues of plants exposed to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • photosynthetic — See photosynthesis. * * * …   Universalium

  • photosynthetic — adjective of, relating to, or employing photosynthesis …   Wiktionary

  • photosynthetic — adj. (Biology) concerning photosynthesis, pertaining to the use of sunlight to produce carbohydrates (esp. in plants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photosynthetic — pho·to·synthetic …   English syllables

  • photosynthetic — adjective relating to or using or formed by photosynthesis • Ant: ↑nonphotosynthetic • Pertains to noun: ↑photosynthesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑photosynthesis * * * photosynthetˈic adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • Photosynthetic picoplankton — is the fraction of the plankton performing photosynthesis composed by cells between 0.2 and 2 µm (picoplankton). It is especially important in the central oligotrophic regions of the world oceans that have very low concentration of nutrients.… …   Wikipedia

  • Photosynthetic reaction center protein family — Pfam box Symbol = Photo RC Name = Photosynthetic reaction centre protein width = caption = Pfam= PF00124 InterPro= IPR000484 SMART= PROSITE = PDOC00217 SCOP = 1prc TCDB = 3.E.2 OPM family= 2 OPM protein= 1dxr PDB=PDB3|1cltM:37 306 PDB3|4prcM:37… …   Wikipedia

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