Meaning of “photosynthesis” in the English Dictionary

"photosynthesis" in British English

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photosynthesisnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfəʊ.təʊˈsɪn.θə.sɪs/ us /ˌfoʊ.t̬oʊˈsɪn.θə.sɪs/
photosynthesize
verb [ I or T ] UK usually photosynthesise uk /ˌfəʊ.təʊˈsɪn.θə.saɪz/ us /ˌfoʊ.t̬oʊˈsɪn.θə.saɪz/

(Definition of “photosynthesis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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photosynthesisnoun [ U ]

us /ˌfoʊ·t̬əˈsɪn·θə·sɪs/

biology the process by which a plant uses the energy from the light of the sun to make its own food

(Definition of “photosynthesis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)