carbon fixation

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carbon fixation

The reduction of CO2 to organic compounds by living organisms—classically equated to photosynthesis, which requires sunlight and H2O as an electron donor, converting inorganic carbon (CO2) into organic compounds.

carbon

a chemical element, atomic number 6,atomic weight 12.011, symbol C. See Table 6.

asymmetric carbon atom
one bonded to four different atoms. See also isomer.
carbon fiber
made by the pyrolization of polymer fibers at very high temperatures and used in various forms as soft tissue implants, particularly in tendon and ligament repair.
carbon fixation
see dark reaction.