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photosynthesis the act of gathering energy from the sun
autotroph any organism capable of self-nourishment by using inorganic materials as a source of nutrients and using photosynthesis or chemosynthesis as a source of energy, as most plants and certain bacteria and protists.
heterotroph an organism requiring organic compounds for its principal source of food.
pigment any substance whose presence in the tissues or cells of animals or plants colors them.
chlorophyll the green coloring matter of leaves and plants, essential to the production of carbohydrates by photosynthesis, and occurring in a bluish-black form,
stomata Also, stomate. Botany . any of various small apertures, especially one of the minute orifices or slits in the epidermis of leaves, stems, etc., through which gases are exchanged
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