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carbon dioxide a toxic gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration.
oxygen A colorless, gaseous element that abounds in the atmosphere.
glucose A monosaccharide sugar that serves as the main source of energy and as an important metabolic substrate for most living things. Its chemical formula is C6H12O6
photosynthesis The synthesis of complex organic material using carbon dioxide, water, inorganic salts, and light energy captured by light-absorbing pigments, such as chlorophyll and other accessory pigments.
autothrophs an organism that is able to form nutritional organic substances from simple inorganic substances such as carbon dioxide.
chloroplast (in green plant cells) a plastid that contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place.
chlorophyll The green pigment found in the chloroplasts of higher plants and in cells of photosynthetic
stoma A tiny pore in a plant leaf surrounded by a pair of guard cells that regulate its opening and closure, and serves as the site for gas exchange.
guard cells plant cells occurring in pairs in the epidermis, flanking each stoma.
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