hexokinase

noun
hexo·​ki·​nase | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce hexokinase (audio) , -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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexokinase. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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hexokinase

noun
hexo·​ki·​nase | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce hexokinase (audio) \

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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