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Oxygenic

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adjective

Of, containing, or pertaining to oxygen; producing oxygen.


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For example, oxygenic photosynthesis describes a form of photosynthesis in which oxygen is produced. In oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria (e.g. Cyanobacteria), free oxygen is produced by the light-driven splitting of water during photosynthesis. This is in contrast with anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria, which do not produce oxygen during photosynthesis.

Word origin: from oxygen + -ic.

Compare: anoxygenic.
See also: oxygen.


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