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anaplerosis

Pronunciation: an′ă-pler-ō′sis

Definition: The process of replenishment of depleted metabolic cycle or pathway intermediates; most commonly referring to the tricarboxylic acid cycle.

[G. filling up, fr. ana-, up, + plerosis, filling, fr. pleroō, to fill]

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