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English noun: tricarboxylic acid cycle

1. tricarboxylic acid cycle (process) 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


Synonymscitric acid cycle, Krebs citric acid cycle, Krebs cycle


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Part holonymoxidative phosphorylation


Part meronymmetabolic process, metabolism









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