anoxygenic

adjective

an·​ox·​y·​gen·​ic
: being or carrying out photosynthesis in which oxygen is not produced as a by-product
anoxygenic purple bacteria

Word History

Etymology

an- + oxygenic

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anoxygenic was in 1975

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“Anoxygenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anoxygenic. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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