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)

Other Words from phosphorolysis

phosphorolytic \ ˌfäs-​fə-​rō-​ˈli-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of phosphorolysis

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phosphorolysis

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phosphorolysis

noun
phos·​pho·​rol·​y·​sis | \ˌfäs-fə-ˈräl-ə-səs \
plural phosphorolyses\ -​ˌsēz \

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 \ adjective

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