photosynthate

[foh-tuh-sin-theyt]

noun Biochemistry.

a compound formed by photosynthesis.

Nearby words

  1. photosphere,
  2. photospheric,
  3. photostable,
  4. photostat,
  5. photostethoscope,
  6. photosynthesis,
  7. photosynthesize,
  8. photosystem,
  9. phototaxis,
  10. phototelegraphy

Origin of photosynthate

First recorded in 1910–15; photosynth(esis) + -ate2

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British Dictionary definitions for photosynthate

photosynthate

noun

any substance synthesized in photosynthesis, esp a sugar
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Medicine definitions for photosynthate

photosynthate

[fō′tō-sĭnthāt]

n.

A chemical product of photosynthesis.

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