phosphorolysis

noun phos·pho·rol·y·sis \ ˌfäs-fə-ˈrä-lə-səs \

Definition of phosphorolysis

: a reversible reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which phosphoric acid functions in a manner similar to that of water with the formation of a phosphate (such as glucose-1-phosphate in the breakdown of liver glycogen)

phosphorolytic

play \ˌfäs-fə-rō-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of phosphorolysis

New Latin


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phosphorolysis

noun phos·pho·rol·y·sis \ ˌfäs-fə-ˈräl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of phosphorolysis

plural phosphorolyses play \-ˌsēz\
: a reversible reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which phosphoric acid functions in a manner similar to that of water with the formation of a phosphate (as glucose-1-phosphate in the breakdown of liver glycogen)

phosphorolytic

play \-rō-ˈlit-ik\ adjective

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