glycolysis

noun
gly·col·y·sis | \glī-ˈkä-lə-səs \

Definition of glycolysis 

: the enzymatic breakdown of a carbohydrate (such as glucose) by way of phosphate derivatives with the production of pyruvic or lactic acid and energy stored in high-energy phosphate bonds of ATP

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glycolytic \ˌglī-kə-ˈli-tik \ adjective

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Metformin curtails oxidative phosphorylation, whereas 2DG squelches glycolysis. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "To treat some diseases, researchers are putting immune cells on a diet," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glycolysis

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glycolysis

New Latin

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glycolysis

noun
gly·col·y·sis | \glī-ˈkäl-ə-səs \
plural glycolyses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of glycolysis 

: the enzymatic breakdown of a carbohydrate (as glucose or glycogen) by way of phosphate derivatives with the production of pyruvic or lactic acid and energy stored in high-energy phosphate bonds of ATP

called also Embden-Meyerhof pathway

Other Words from glycolysis

glycolytic \ˌglī-kə-ˈlit-ik \ adjective
glycolytically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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