cellular respiration

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cellular respiration

n.
The series of metabolic processes by which living cells produce energy through the oxidation of organic substances.

cel·lu·lar respiration

(sĕl′yə-lər)
The process of metabolism in which cells obtain energy in the form of ATP by causing glucose and other food molecules to react with oxygen.
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Noun1.cellular respiration - the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic moleculescellular respiration - the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs
metabolic process, metabolism - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
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