beta-oxidation

noun be·ta-ox·i·da·tion \ ˈbā-tə-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən \

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


Medical Dictionary

beta-oxidation

noun be·ta-ox·i·da·tion \ ˈbāt-ə-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən, chiefly British ˈbē-tə- \

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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