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Noun: tricarboxylic acid cycle
  1. 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
    - Krebs cycle, Krebs citric acid cycle, citric acid cycle

Type of: biological process, organic process

Part of: metabolic process, metabolism

Encyclopedia: Tricarboxylic acid cycle