dicarboxylic acid cycle

di·car·box·yl·ic ac·id cy·cle

1. that portion of the tricarboxylic acid cycle involving the dicarboxylic acids (succinic, fumaric, malic, and oxaloacetic acids);
2. a cyclic scheme in which certain steps of the tricarboxylic acid cycle are used with the glyoxylate cycle; important in the use of glyoxylic acid in microorganisms.

di·car·box·yl·ic ac·id cycle

(dī'kahr-bok-sil'ik as'id sī'kĕl)
1. That portion of the tricarboxylic acid cycle involving the dicarboxylic acids (succinic, fumaric, malic, and oxaloacetic acids).
2. A cyclic scheme in which certain steps of the tricarboxylic acid cycle are used with the glyoxylate cycle; important in the use of glyoxylic acid in microorganisms.
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