Addition of CO2 to an organic acceptor, as in formation of malonyl-CoA or in photosynthesis, to yield a —COOH group; catalyzed by carboxylases.

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car·box·y·la·tion (kahr-bok″sə-laґshən) the addition of a carboxyl group, as to pyruvate to form oxaloacetate.

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