Krebs cycle

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Definition of Krebs cycle

: a sequence of reactions in the living organism in which oxidation of acetic acid or acetyl equivalent provides energy for storage in phosphate bonds (as in ATP)

called also citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycle

First Known Use of Krebs cycle

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Krebs cycle

Hebrew A. Krebs

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“Krebs cycle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Krebs%20cycle. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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Krebs cycle

noun
\ ˈkrebz- How to pronounce Krebs cycle (audio) \

Medical Definition of Krebs cycle

: a sequence of reactions in the living organism in which oxidation of acetic acid or acetyl equivalent provides energy for storage in phosphate bonds (as in ATP)

called also citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycle

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