Photosynthesis vs Photoassimilate - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between photosynthesis and photoassimilate

is that photosynthesis is (biology) the process by which plants and other photoautotrophs generate carbohydrates and oxygen from carbon dioxide, water, and light energy while photoassimilate is (biochemistry) any compound formed by assimilation of others under the action of light; especially such carbohydrates that are formed by photosynthesis.

photosynthesis

Noun

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  • (biology) The process by which plants and other photoautotrophs generate carbohydrates and oxygen from carbon dioxide, water, and light energy.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis : the ability to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste oxygen using solar energy.}}

    See also

    * chemosynthesis

    photoassimilate

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia photoassimilate) (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) Any compound formed by assimilation of others under the action of light; especially such carbohydrates that are formed by photosynthesis