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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A series of enzymatic reactions in aerobic organisms involving oxidative metabolism of acetyl units and producing high-energy phosphate compounds, which serve as the main source of cellular energy. Also called citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycle.

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  • n. 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.

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  • n. 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Sir Hans Adolf Krebs.

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For Hans Adolf Krebs German biochemist.

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