Definitions for "Calvin cycle"
Light-independent phase of photosynthesis, where carbon dioxide is fixed to a three-carbon compound used to form glucose. ATP and NADH are consumed in this cycle. Also called the Calvin-Benson cycle or the dark reactions.
The biochemical reactions, initiated by Rubisco, that result in the reduction of CO to a carbohydrate (also known as the photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle).
The set of steps in photosynthesis through which carbon dioxide, with energy from ATP and electrons from NADPH, becomes an energetic carbohydrate. This cycle is the stage of photosynthesis where building occurs.