Hill reaction

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Robert Hill †1991 British biochemist

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hill reaction was in 1950

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“Hill reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hill%20reaction. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

Hill reaction

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

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