Dictionary

photorespiration

noun pho·to·res·pi·ra·tion \ˌfō-tō-ˌres-pə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of PHOTORESPIRATION

:  a light-dependent process in some plants resulting in the oxidation of glycolic acid and release of carbon dioxide that under some environmental conditions (as high temperature) tends to inhibit photosynthesis

First Known Use of PHOTORESPIRATION

1945

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: photoroentgenPrevious Word in the Dictionary: photoresistiveAll Words Near: photorespiration
April 21, 2015
omnipotent Hear it
having unlimited authority or influence
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears