Calvin cycle

noun
Cal·​vin cycle | \ ˈkal-vən- How to pronounce Calvin cycle (audio) \

Definition of Calvin cycle

: 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

First Known Use of Calvin cycle

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Calvin cycle

Melvin Calvin

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3 Sep 2020

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“Calvin cycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calvin%20cycle. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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