Biology

In general, organisms that obtain their energy from sunlight are called ________.

Is is photosynthetic? If not, what would the answer be? Thanx!

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  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. When you wat to know the definition of a word, use a good dictionary! The Online Dictionary says:

    Main Entry: pho·to·syn·the·sis
    Pronunciation: -'sin(t)-th&-s&s
    Function: noun
    Etymology: New Latin
    Date: 1898
    : synthesis of chemical compounds with the aid of radiant energy and especially light; especially : formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and a source of hydrogen (as water) in the chlorophyll-containing tissues of plants exposed to light
    - pho·to·syn·the·size /-"sIz/ intransitive verb
    - pho·to·syn·thet·ic /-sin-'the-tik/ adjective
    - pho·to·syn·thet·i·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb

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