Definition of Krebs cycle in English:

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Krebs cycle

Pronunciation: /ˈkrebz ˌsīkəl/

noun

Biochemistry
The sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of aerobic respiration. It takes place in the mitochondria, consuming oxygen, producing carbon dioxide and water as waste products, and converting ADP to energy-rich ATP.
Example sentences
  • For instance, Nelson at one point referred to a scientific paper on the evolution of the Krebs cycle.
  • The Krebs cycle is part of the energy pathway in all living cells.
  • Overall, the Krebs cycle provides energy and heat for the body's many processes, and the mitochondria are key to this process.

Origin

1940s: named after Sir Hans A. Krebs (1900–81), German-born British biochemist.

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Syllabification: Krebs cy·cle

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