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phosphorylate

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verb phos·phor·y·late \-ˌlāt\

Definition of phosphorylate

phos·phor·y·lat·edphos·phor·y·lat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause (an organic compound) to take up or combine with phosphoric acid or a phosphorus-containing group

phos·phor·y·la·tive play \-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective


1937

First Known Use of phosphorylate

1937


Medical Dictionary

phosphorylate

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transitive verb phos·phor·y·late \-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of phosphorylate

phos·phor·y·lat·edphos·phor·y·lat·ing

  1. :  to cause (an organic compound) to take up or combine with phosphoric acid or a phosphorus-containing group




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