acetyl coenzyme A

noun

Definition of acetyl coenzyme A

: 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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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Acetyl coenzyme A.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetyl%20coenzyme%20A. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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acetyl coenzyme A

noun

Medical Definition of acetyl coenzyme A

: 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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