photophosphorylation

[ foh-tuh-fos-fer-uh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˌfɒs fər əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Biochemistry.

phosphorylation that utilizes light as a source of energy, as in the formation of ATP from ADP and phosphorus during photosynthesis.

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Origin of photophosphorylation

1955–60; photo- + phosphorylation
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