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carbon dioxide

noun

Medical Definition of CARBON DIOXIDE

:  a heavy colorless gas CO2 that does not support combustion, dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, is formed especially in animal respiration and in the decay or combustion of animal and vegetable matter, is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis, and is used in the carbonation of beverages
April 26, 2015
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