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succinic acid cycle

 

Definition: a series of oxidation reduction reactions in which succinic acid and other acids containing four-carbon atoms (fumaric, malic, oxaloacetic) take part in the oxidation of pyruvic acid as part of the tricarboxylic acid cycle.

See Also: dicarboxylic acid cycle

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