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

glycolytic

play \ˌglī-kə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of glycolysis

New Latin


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glycolysis

noun gly·col·y·sis \ glī-ˈkäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of glycolysis

plural glycolyses play \-ˌsēz\
: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

glycolytic

play \ˌglī-kə-ˈlit-ik\ adjective

glycolytically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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