dark reaction

noun

: any of a series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis not requiring the presence of light and involving the reduction of carbon dioxide to form carbohydrate
especially : calvin cycle

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dark reaction was in 1919

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“Dark reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark%20reaction. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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