phosphorylate

verb
phos·​phor·​y·​late | \fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlāt \
phosphorylated; phosphorylating

Definition of phosphorylate 

transitive verb

: to cause (an organic compound) to take up or combine with phosphoric acid or a phosphorus-containing group

Other Words from phosphorylate

phosphorylative \fäs-​ˈfȯr-​ə-​ˌlā-​tiv \ adjective

First Known Use of phosphorylate

1928, in the meaning defined above

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phosphorylate

transitive verb
phos·​phor·​y·​late | \-ˌlāt \
phosphorylated; phosphorylating

Medical Definition of phosphorylate 

: to cause (an organic compound) to take up or combine with phosphoric acid or a phosphorus-containing group

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