compensation point

noun

Definition of compensation point

: the light intensity at which the amount of carbon dioxide released in respiration equals the amount used in photosynthesis and the amount of oxygen used in respiration equals the amount released in photosynthesis, varying in different species of plants and in response to changes in temperature and other environmental factors

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“Compensation point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compensation%20point. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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