Calvin cycle(redirected from Calvin-Benson cycle)
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A series of chemical reactions that occur as part of photosynthesis, in which carbon is broken away from gaseous carbon dioxide and fixed as organic carbon in compounds that are ultimately converted into sugars.
[After Melvin Calvin.]
(Botany) botany a series of reactions, occurring during photosynthesis, in which glucose is synthesized from carbon dioxide
[C20: named after Melvin Calvin, who elucidated it]