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hexokinase

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noun hexo·ki·nase \ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of hexokinase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes that accelerate the phosphorylation of hexoses (as in the formation of glucose-6-phosphate from glucose and ATP) in carbohydrate metabolism



Origin and Etymology of hexokinase

hexose + kinase


First Known Use: 1930


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hexokinase

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noun hexo·ki·nase \ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of hexokinase

  1. :  any of a group of enzymes that accelerate the phosphorylation of hexoses (as in the formation of glucose-6-phosphate from glucose and ATP) in carbohydrate metabolism




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