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  1. 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


  1. Krebs cycle(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: For Hans Adolf Krebs German biochemist.


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