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: any of the enzymes that catalyze phosphorolysis with the formation of organic phosphates
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: any of a group of enzymes that catalyze phosphorolysis with the formation of organic phosphates (as glucose-1-phosphate in the breakdown and synthesis of glycogen) and that occur in animal and plant tissues
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