photorespiration


pho·to·res·pi·ra·tion

noun \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

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