phosphorolysis

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

Definition of phosphorolysis

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1937


Medical Dictionary

phosphorolysis

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

Medical Definition of phosphorolysis

plural

phosphorolyses

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  1. :  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

\-rō-ˈlit-ik\play adjective

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