phosphofructokinase

noun

phos·​pho·​fruc·​to·​ki·​nase ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-ˌfrək-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās How to pronounce phosphofructokinase (audio)
-ˌfrük-,
-ˌfru̇k-,
-ˌnāz
: an enzyme that functions in carbohydrate metabolism and especially in glycolysis by catalyzing the transfer of a second phosphate (as from ATP) to fructose

Word History

Etymology

phosph- + fructose + kinase

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phosphofructokinase was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Phosphofructokinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphofructokinase. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

phosphofructokinase

noun
: an enzyme that functions in carbohydrate metabolism and especially in glycolysis by catalyzing the transfer of a second phosphate (as from ATP) to fructose

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