Hill reaction

noun \ ˈhil- \

Definition of Hill reaction

: the light-dependent transfer of electrons by chloroplasts in photosynthesis that results in the cleavage of water molecules and liberation of oxygen

Origin and Etymology of hill reaction

Robert Hill †1991 British biochemist


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Hill reaction

noun \ ˌhil- \

medical Definition of Hill reaction

: the light-dependent transfer of electrons by chloroplasts in photosynthesis that results in the cleavage of water molecules and liberation of oxygen

Biographical Note for hill reaction

  • Hill, Robin (flourished 1937), British biochemist. Hill discovered the reaction that now bears his name in 1937 while at Cambridge University.

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