carbon fixation

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carbon fixation
 
n
the process by which plants assimilate carbon from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to form metabolically active compounds

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Main Entry:  carbon fixation
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the process by which plants turn inorganic carbon (carbon dioxide) into organic compounds such as carbohydrates
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carbon fixation  
The process in plants and algae by which atmospheric carbon dioxide is converted into organic carbon compounds, such as carbohydrates, usually by photosynthesis. See more at carbon cycle.
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