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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]
anaplerosisAn obsolete term for:
(1) Any type of anaplastic surgery (see there) in which tissue is transplanted into the operative site to normalise the region’s contour;
(2) A near-extinct term for any form of repair, surgical, metabolic or pharmacologic repair or restitution of a damaged or defective body structure or function;
(3) Citric acid cycle.