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Krebs cycle

1941, named for Sir Hans Adolf Krebs (1900-1981), German-born British biochemist.

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Krebs cycle (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Krebs citric acid cycle / citric acid cycle / tricarboxylic acid cycle
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