Hill reaction

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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

First Known Use of Hill reaction

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hill reaction

Robert Hill †1991 British biochemist

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“Hill reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hill%20reaction. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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Hill reaction

noun
\ ˌhil- How to pronounce Hill reaction (audio) \

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

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