photophosphorylation

noun
pho·​to·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion | \ ˈfō-tō-ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photophosphorylation (audio) \

Definition of photophosphorylation

: the synthesis of ATP from ADP and phosphate that occurs in a plant using radiant energy absorbed during photosynthesis

First Known Use of photophosphorylation

1956, in the meaning defined above

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photophosphorylation

noun
pho·​to·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion | \ ˈfōt-ō-ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photophosphorylation (audio) \

Medical Definition of photophosphorylation

: the synthesis of ATP from ADP and phosphate that occurs in a plant using radiant energy absorbed during photosynthesis

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