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the carbon cycle

noun [S] uk   specialized us  
the continuous movement of carbon between different living organisms on Earth and between living organisms and the environment, through natural processes like photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition in the soil, and also the burning of fossil fuelsChemistry - general wordsPhysical and chemical processes
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