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Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other autotrophic organisms to convert light energy, normally from the sun, into chemical energy that can be used to fuel the organisms' activities. Carbohydrates, such as sugars, are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water. (Wikipedia)

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Energy metabolism
Calvin cycle
Gas exchange

This term is used for the following terms: 
Carbon assimilation
Carbon dioxide fixation

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