ox·​y·​gen·​ic | \ ˌäk-si-ˈje-nik How to pronounce oxygenic (audio) \

Definition of oxygenic

1 : of or relating to oxygen
2 : generating or producing oxygen oxygenic photosynthesis

Examples of oxygenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus, geologists have been able to determine that these Jack Hills zircons were subject to oxygenic chemistry, suggesting that liquid water was already present on earth in abundance some 4.38 billion years ago, writes Knoll. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of oxygenic

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Oxygenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxygenic. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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