tricarboxylic acid cycle

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One of the pathways that's inhibited is the tricarboxylic acid cycle, or Krebs cycle, which is how cells generate energy through aerobic respiration. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Sugar cures cancer! (Not really, but one sugar may help chemo)," 21 Nov. 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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tricarboxylic acid cycle

noun
tri·​car·​box·​yl·​ic acid cycle | \ˌtrī-ˌkär-ˌbäk-ˌsil-ik- \

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