dephosphorylation

noun

de·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion (ˌ)dē-ˌfäs-fȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce dephosphorylation (audio)
: the process of removing phosphate groups from an organic compound (such as ATP) by hydrolysis
also : the resulting state
dephosphorylate transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dephosphorylation was in 1931

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“Dephosphorylation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dephosphorylation. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

dephosphorylation

noun
de·​phos·​phor·​y·​la·​tion (ˌ)dē-ˌfäs-ˌfȯr-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce dephosphorylation (audio)
: the process of removing phosphate groups from an organic compound (as ATP) by hydrolysis
also : the resulting state
dephosphorylate transitive verb
dephosphorylated; dephosphorylating
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