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The process in cell metabolism by which respiratory enzymes in the mitochondria synthesize ATP from ADP and inorganic phosphate during the oxidation of NADH by molecular oxygen.
(Biochemistry) the process by which the energy liberated by oxidation of metabolites is used to synthesize the energy-rich molecule ATP
the aerobic synthesis, coupled to electron transport, of ATP from phosphate and ADP.
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|Noun||1.||oxidative phosphorylation - an enzymatic process in cell metabolism that synthesizes ATP from ADP|
citric acid cycle, Krebs citric acid cycle, Krebs cycle, 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