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Photosynthesis vs. Transpiration

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Photosynthesisnoun

(biology) Any process by which plants and other photoautotrophs convert light energy into chemical energy,

Transpirationnoun

(botany) The loss of water by evaporation in terrestrial plants, especially through the stomata; accompanied by a corresponding uptake from the roots.

Photosynthesisnoun

principally, oxygenic photosynthesis, any process by which plants and algae convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste oxygen using solar energy.

Transpirationnoun

(physiology) The process of giving off water vapour through the skin or mucous membranes.

Photosynthesisnoun

also, non-oxygenic photosynthesis, used by purple and green bacteria, heliobacteria, and acidobacteria.

Transpirationnoun

The passage of gases through fine tubes.

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Photosynthesisnoun

The process of constructive metabolism by which carbohydrates are formed from water vapor and the carbon dioxide of the air in the chlorophyll-containing tissues of plants exposed to the action of light. It was formerly called assimilation, but this is now commonly used as in animal physiology. The details of the process are not yet clearly known. Baeyer's theory is that the carbon dioxide is reduced to carbon monoxide, which, uniting with the hydrogen of the water in the cell, produces formaldehyde, the latter forming various sugars through polymerization. Vines suggests that the carbohydrates are secretion products of the chloroplasts, derived from decomposition of previously formed proteids. The food substances are usually quickly translocated, those that accumulate being changed to starch, which appears in the cells almost simultaneously with the sugars. The chloroplasts perform photosynthesis only in light and within a certain range of temperature, varying according to climate. This is the only way in which a plant is able to organize carbohydrates. All plants without a chlorophyll apparatus, as the fungi, must be parasitic or saprophytic.

Transpirationnoun

The act or process of transpiring or excreting in the form of vapor; exhalation, as through the skin or other membranes of the body; as, pulmonary transpiration, or the excretion of aqueous vapor from the lungs. Perspiration is a form of transpiration.

Photosynthesisnoun

synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)

Transpirationnoun

The evaporation of water, or exhalation of aqueous vapor, from cells and masses of tissue.

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that, through cellular respiration, can later be released to fuel the organism's metabolic activities. This chemical energy is stored in carbohydrate molecules, such as sugars and starches, which are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water – hence the name photosynthesis, from the Greek phōs (φῶς), , and sunthesis (σύνθεσις), .

‘light’; ‘putting together’;

Transpirationnoun

The passing of gases through fine tubes, porous substances, or the like; as, transpiration through membranes.

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Transpirationnoun

the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature

Transpirationnoun

the process of givng off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes

Transpirationnoun

the emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants

Transpiration

Transpiration is the process of water movement through a plant and its evaporation from aerial parts, such as leaves, stems and flowers. Water is necessary for plants but only a small amount of water taken up by the roots is used for growth and metabolism.

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