acetyl coenzyme A

noun

: a compound C25H38N7O17P3S formed as an intermediate in metabolism and active as a coenzyme in biological acetylations

called also acetyl-CoA

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acetyl coenzyme A was in 1951

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“Acetyl coenzyme A.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetyl%20coenzyme%20A. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

acetyl coenzyme A

noun
: a compound C25H38N7O17P3S formed as an intermediate in metabolism and active as a coenzyme in biological acetylations

called also acetyl-CoA

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