Medical Dictionary


noun gly·col·y·sis \glī-ˈkäl-ə-səs\
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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