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glycolysis

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noun gly·col·y·sis \glī-ˈkä-lə-səs\

Definition of glycolysis

  1. :  the enzymatic breakdown of a carbohydrate (as glucose) by way of phosphate derivatives with the production of pyruvic or lactic acid and energy stored in high-energy phosphate bonds of ATP

gly·co·lyt·ic play \ˌglī-kə-ˈli-tik\ adjective


Origin of glycolysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1892


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glycolysis

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noun gly·col·y·sis \glī-ˈkäl-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of glycolysis

plural gly·col·y·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the enzymatic breakdown of a carbohydrate (as glucose or glycogen) by way of phosphate derivatives with the production of pyruvic or lactic acid and energy stored in high-energy phosphate bonds of ATP—called also Embden-Meyerhof pathway

  2. gly·co·lyt·ic \ˌglī-kə-ˈlit-ik\play adjective
    gly·co·lyt·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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