tricarboxylic acid cycle

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tricarboxylic acid cycle

tricarboxylic acid cycle

(traɪˌkɑːbɒkˈsɪlɪk)
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(Biochemistry) biochem another name for Krebs cycleAbbreviation: TCA cycle

Krebs′ cy`cle


n.
the metabolic sequence of enzyme-driven reactions by which carbohydrates, proteins, and fatty acids produce carbon dioxide, water, and ATP.
[1940–45; after H. A. Krebs]
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Noun1.tricarboxylic acid cycle - 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
metabolic process, metabolism - the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
oxidative phosphorylation - an enzymatic process in cell metabolism that synthesizes ATP from ADP
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