pathway

noun path·way \ ˈpath-ˌwā , ˈpäth- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of pathway

1 : path, course
2 : a line of communication over interconnecting neurons extending from one organ or center to another; also : a network of interconnecting neurons along which a nerve impulse travels
3 : the sequence of usually enzyme-catalyzed reactions by which one substance is converted into another
  • metabolic pathways

Examples of pathway in a Sentence

  1. We walked along a winding pathway.

  2. we parked our car near a rambling pathway that led down to the pond

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First Known Use of pathway

15th century



PATHWAY Defined for Kids

pathway

noun path·way \ ˈpath-ˌwā , ˈpäth- \

Definition of pathway for Students

: path 1

Medical Dictionary

pathway

noun path·way \ ˈpath-ˌwā, ˈpȧth- \

medical Definition of pathway

1 : a line of communication over interconnecting neurons extending from one organ or center to another; also : a network of interconnecting neurons along which a nerve impulse travels
2 : the sequence of usually enzyme-catalyzed reactions by which one substance is converted into another
  • metabolic pathways


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