hexokinase


hexo·ki·nase

noun \ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of HEXOKINASE

:  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 of HEXOKINASE

hexose + kinase
First Known Use: 1930

hexo·ki·nase

noun \ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEXOKINASE

: 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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