glycolysis

noun
gly·​col·​y·​sis | \ glī-ˈkä-lə-səs How to pronounce glycolysis (audio) \

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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Other Words from glycolysis

glycolytic \ ˌglī-​kə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce glycolysis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of glycolysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meyer and Balk’s collaboration found that the plants do produce more proteins for use in glycolysis, an inefficient method of splitting apart sugars to make ATP that’s found in all cells. Quanta Magazine, 21 Dec. 2020 Still, ramping up glycolysis enough to rival mitochondria’s usual ATP output would take a lot more sugar. Quanta Magazine, 21 Dec. 2020 White muscles use a process called glycolysis, which requires carbohydrates to create ATP. Joshua Selsby, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019 White muscles use a process called glycolysis, which requires carbohydrates to create ATP. Joshua Selsby, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019 White muscles use a process called glycolysis, which requires carbohydrates to create ATP. Joshua Selsby, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019 White muscles use a process called glycolysis, which requires carbohydrates to create ATP. Joshua Selsby, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019 White muscles use a process called glycolysis, which requires carbohydrates to create ATP. Joshua Selsby, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019 White muscles use a process called glycolysis, which requires carbohydrates to create ATP. Joshua Selsby, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycolysis. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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glycolysis

noun
gly·​col·​y·​sis | \ glī-ˈkäl-ə-səs How to pronounce glycolysis (audio) \
plural glycolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce glycolysis (audio) \

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 How to pronounce glycolysis (audio) \ adjective
glycolytically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce glycolysis (audio) \ adverb

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