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glycolysis

noun gly·col·y·sis \glī-ˈkä-lə-səs\

Definition of GLYCOLYSIS

:  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 \ˌglī-kə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin of GLYCOLYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1892

glycolysis

noun gly·col·y·sis \glī-ˈkäl-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gly·col·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of GLYCOLYSIS

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

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