Krebs cycle

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Named after Hans Adolf Krebs (1900–1981), German-born British biochemist and physician.

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Krebs cycle (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A series of enzymatic reactions that occurs in all aerobic organisms; it involves the oxidative metabolism of acetyl units, and serves as the main source of cellular energy.

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