Respiration

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1. the process where food is oxidized (burned) to release energy.

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Diagram showig respiration and photosynthesis.
Source: http://ecosys.cfl.scf.rncan.gc.ca/dynamique-dynamic/respiration-eng.asp

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The equation for respiration.
Source: http://ecosys.cfl.scf.rncan.gc.ca/dynamique-dynamic/respiration-eng.asp