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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



cell respiration  listen  (sel RES-pih-RAY-shun)

  A chemical process in which oxygen is used to make energy from carbohydrates (sugars). Also called aerobic metabolism, aerobic respiration, and oxidative metabolism.