light reaction


Definition of light reaction

: the phase of photosynthesis that requires the presence of light and that involves photophosphorylation

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Recent Examples on the Web Visitors have the chance to kayak, and are also encouraged to swim and splash around in the water in order to trigger the light reactions. Sunset, "This Rare Marine Phenomenon Is Making the Pacific Glow," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of light reaction

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Light reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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