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, in the meaning defined above

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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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