Definition of Photorespiration

1. Noun. (biology) the light-dependent release of carbon dioxide and uptake of oxygen in photosynthetic organisms; an unavoidable side reaction of photosynthesis ¹



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Medical Definition of Photorespiration

1. Increased respiration that occurs in photosynthetic cells in the light, due to the ability of RuDP carboxylase to react with oxygen as well as carbon dioxide. Reduces the photosynthetic efficiency of C3 plants. (31 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photorespiration

photorefractive keratectomy
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photoreleasable
photorelease
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photorelief
photoreliefs
photoremovable
photoresist
photoresistance
photoresistive
photoresistor
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photorespiration (current term)
photoresponse
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photoretinitis
photoretinopathy
photoreversal
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photoreversion
photoreversions
photorheological
photorhodopsin
photos
photosantonic acid
photoscan

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