dark reaction(redirected from Light-independent reaction)
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Any of the chemical reactions that take place as part of the second stage of photosynthesis and do not require light to occur, by which energy released from ATP drives the production of organic molecules from carbon dioxide.
(Botany) botany the stage of photosynthesis involving the reduction of carbon dioxide and the dissociation of water, using chemical energy stored in ATP: does not require the presence of light. Compare light reaction
the phase of photosynthesis, not requiring light, in which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide.