hexokinase

noun
hexo·ki·nase | \ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of hexokinase 

: any of a group of enzymes that accelerate the phosphorylation of hexoses (as in the formation of glucose-6-phosphate from glucose and ATP) in carbohydrate metabolism

First Known Use of hexokinase

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexokinase

hexose + kinase

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hexokinase

noun
hexo·ki·nase | \ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of hexokinase 

: any of a group of enzymes that accelerate the phosphorylation of hexoses (as in the formation of glucose-6-phosphate from glucose and ATP) in carbohydrate metabolism

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