dephosphorylation

noun
de·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌfäs-fȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce dephosphorylation (audio) \

Definition of dephosphorylation

: the process of removing phosphate groups from an organic compound (such as ATP) by hydrolysis also : the resulting state

Other Words from dephosphorylation

dephosphorylate \ (ˌ)dē-​fäs-​ˈfȯr-​ə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce dephosphorylation (audio) \ transitive verb

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Dephosphorylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dephosphorylation. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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dephosphorylation

noun
de·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce dephosphorylation (audio) \

Medical Definition of dephosphorylation

: the process of removing phosphate groups from an organic compound (as ATP) by hydrolysis also : the resulting state

Other Words from dephosphorylation

dephosphorylate \ (ˈ)dē-​fäs-​ˈfȯr-​ə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce dephosphorylation (audio) \ transitive verb dephosphorylated; dephosphorylating

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