Definition of Carbon cycle

1. Noun. The organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into organisms and back again.

2. Noun. A thermonuclear reaction in the interior of stars.
Generic synonyms: Thermonuclear Reaction

Definition of Carbon cycle

1. Noun. the physical cycle of carbon through the Earth’s biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere that includes such processes as photosynthesis, decomposition, respiration and carbonification. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carbon Cycle

carbon audit
carbon audits
carbon bisulfide
carbon bisulphide
carbon black
carbon burning
carbon chauvinism
carbon copied
carbon copies
carbon copy
carbon copying
carbon cost
carbon costs
carbon credit
carbon credits
carbon cycle (current term)
carbon dating
carbon debt
carbon dichloride
carbon dioxide
carbon dioxide-free water
carbon dioxide acidosis
carbon dioxide blood level
carbon dioxide content
carbon dioxide cycle
carbon dioxide electrode
carbon dioxide elimination
carbon dioxide reductase
carbon dioxide snow
carbon disulfide

Literary usage of Carbon cycle

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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"The carbon cycle.—Carbohydrates, such as cellulose, starch, sugar?, and similar constituents of vegetable and animal matter, are fermented, ..."

2. Foundations of Biology by Lorande Loss Woodruff (1922)
"—The carbon cycle. A schematic representation of the circulation of carbon in nature. accordingly we find that another type of Bacteria (NITRITE BACTERIA) ..."

3. Agricultural Bacteriology by Herbert William Conn (1918)
"THE carbon cycle THE CONTINUATION OF THE FOOD-SUPPLY The farmer's primary occupation consists in converting soil, water, and air into human food. ..."

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