photophosphorylation

noun

pho·​to·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion ˈfō-tō-ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photophosphorylation (audio)
: the synthesis of ATP from ADP and phosphate that occurs in a plant using radiant energy absorbed during photosynthesis

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photophosphorylation was in 1956

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“Photophosphorylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photophosphorylation. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

photophosphorylation

noun
pho·​to·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion ˈfōt-ō-ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photophosphorylation (audio)
: the synthesis of ATP from ADP and phosphate that occurs in a plant using radiant energy absorbed during photosynthesis

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