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photorespiration vs. photosynthesis

[ foh-toh-res-puh-rey-shuhn ]
  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 ]
  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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