Meaning of photosynthetic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)sɪnˈθɛtɪk/


  • Relating to or involved in the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water.

    ‘sunlight captured by photosynthetic organisms’
    • ‘the photosynthetic capacity of leaves’
    • ‘Genetic engineering offers further opportunities for more efficient fertilizer use by increasing the photosynthetic efficiency of plants.’
    • ‘He is the plant physiologist who leads the Photosynthetic Research Unit in Urbana, Illinois.’
    • ‘They contain chlorophyll, the same photosynthetic pigment that terrestrial plants use.’
    • ‘Action spectra for phototaxis in some filamentous cyanobacteria suggested that photosynthetic pigments were involved in the photoreception.’
    • ‘Only green plants are capable of this photosynthetic feat, converting the sun's energy into food.’
    • ‘Availability of iron may be an important factor determining regulation and function of the photosynthetic and hence primary productivity.’
    • ‘With different mutants, a correlation between the total amount of synthesized carotenoids and photosynthetic oxygen evolution was observed.’
    • ‘Some studies show that photosynthetic rate can somewhat adjust to a low leaf-to-fruit ratio.’
    • ‘Due to lamp limitations, most studies have been conducted at low photosynthetic photon flux levels.’
    • ‘In 1888, he showed that photosynthetic bacteria congregated in the near infrared region of the spectrum.’