photosynthesis

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NOTE: This definition was changed in RP-16-17 Addendum 4. Deletions have a strike-through. New text is bold.

Conversion of light energy to energy in chemical bonds in plants. Photosynthesis involves assimilation of carbon dioxide into simple sugars.  The energy of sunlight or artificial light is converted into chemical bond energy in the sugars.

Conversion of light energy to energy in chemical bonds in plants, involving assimilation of carbon dioxide into simple sugars.

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