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photorespiration vs. photosynthesis

[ foh-toh-res-puh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊˌrɛs pəˈreɪ ʃən /

noun
  1. the oxidation of carbohydrates in many higher plants in which they get oxygen from light and then release carbon dioxide, somewhat different from photosynthesis.
[ foh-tuh-sin-thuh-sis ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈsɪn θə sɪs /

noun
  1. the complex process by which carbon dioxide, water, and certain inorganic salts are converted into carbohydrates by green plants, algae, and certain bacteria, using energy from the sun and chlorophyll.

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