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Calvin cycle

noun Cal·vin cycle \ˈkal-vən-\

Definition of Calvin cycle

  1. :  the cycle of enzyme-catalyzed dark reactions of photosynthesis that occurs in the chloroplasts of plants and in many bacteria and that involves the fixation of carbon dioxide and the formation of a 6-carbon sugar

Origin and Etymology of calvin cycle

Melvin Calvin

First Known Use: 1957

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