Definitions for krebs cycle
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the metabolic sequence of enzyme-driven reactions by which carbohydrates, proteins, and fatty acids produce carbon dioxide, water, and ATP.
Origin of Krebs cycle:
1940–45; after H. A. Krebs
Krebs cycle, Krebs citric acid cycle, citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycle(noun)
in all plants and animals: a series of enzymatic reactions in mitochondria involving oxidative metabolism of acetyl compounds to produce high-energy phosphate compounds that are the source of cellular energy
A series of enzymatic reactions that occurs in all aerobic organisms; it involves the oxidative metabolism of acetyl units, and serves as the main source of cellular energy.
Origin: For Hans Adolf Krebs German biochemist.