Definitions for "Citric acid cycle"
Keywords:  kreb, tca, acetyl, tricarboxylic, atp
See TCA cycle.
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
A set of nine coupled reactions occurring in the matrix of the mitochondrion in which acetyl groups derived from food molecules are oxidized, generating CO2 and reduced intermediates used to produce ATP; also called Krebs cycle and tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA). ( Figure 16-12)