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Respiration vs. Photosynthesis

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Respirationnoun

The process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing, breath.

Photosynthesisnoun

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

Respirationnoun

An act of breathing; a breath.

Photosynthesisnoun

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

Respirationnoun

Any similar process in an organism that lacks lungs that exchanges gases with its environment.

Photosynthesisnoun

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

Respirationnoun

The process by which cells obtain chemical energy by the consumption of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide.

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.

Respirationnoun

The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath.

Photosynthesisnoun

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

Respirationnoun

Relief from toil or suffering: rest.

‘Till the dayAppear of respiration to the justAnd vengeance to the wicked.’;

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’;

Respirationnoun

Interval; intermission.

Respirationnoun

The act of resping or breathing; the act of taking in and giving out air; the aggregate of those processes bu which oxygen is introduced into the system, and carbon dioxide, or carbonic acid, removed.

Respirationnoun

the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic moelcules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs

Respirationnoun

a single complete act of breathing in and out;

‘thirty respirations per minute’;

Respirationnoun

the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

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