beta-oxidation


be·ta–ox·i·da·tion

noun \ˈbā-tə-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of BETA-OXIDATION

:  stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which two-carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain

First Known Use of BETA-OXIDATION

circa 1935

be·ta–ox·i·da·tion

noun \ˈbāt-ə-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən, chiefly British ˈbē-tə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BETA–OXIDATION

: stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which two-carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain

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