phosphorolysis

noun
phos·​pho·​rol·​y·​sis | \ ˌfäs-fə-ˈrä-lə-səs How to pronounce phosphorolysis (audio) \

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)

Other Words from phosphorolysis

phosphorolytic \ ˌfäs-​fə-​rō-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce phosphorolytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of phosphorolysis

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phosphorolysis

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“Phosphorolysis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphorolysis. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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phosphorolysis

noun
phos·​pho·​rol·​y·​sis | \ ˌfäs-fə-ˈräl-ə-səs How to pronounce phosphorolysis (audio) \
plural phosphorolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce phosphorolyses (audio) \

Medical 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 (as glucose-1-phosphate in the breakdown of liver glycogen)

Other Words from phosphorolysis

phosphorolytic \ -​rō-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce phosphorolytic (audio) \ adjective

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