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 glycolytic (audio) \ adjective

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There is also glycolysis, in which glucose is broken down to produce energy. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Sugar cures cancer! (Not really, but one sugar may help chemo)," 21 Nov. 2018 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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The first known use of glycolysis was in 1892

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

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