phosphorylate

verb
phos·​phor·​y·​late | \ fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce phosphorylate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce phosphorylate (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of phosphorylate

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Phosphorylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphorylate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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phosphorylate

transitive verb
phos·​phor·​y·​late | \ -ˌlāt How to pronounce phosphorylate (audio) \
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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