beta-oxidation

noun
be·​ta-ox·​i·​da·​tion | \ ˈbā-tə-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce beta-oxidation (audio) \

Definition of beta-oxidation

: stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which 2-carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain

First Known Use of beta-oxidation

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Beta-oxidation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beta-oxidation. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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beta-oxidation

noun
be·​ta-ox·​i·​da·​tion | \ ˈbāt-ə-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən, chiefly British ˈbē-tə- How to pronounce beta-oxidation (audio) \

Medical Definition of beta-oxidation

: stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which 2-carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain

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