phosphorylate

verb phos·phor·y·late \ fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlāt \

Definition of phosphorylate

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

phosphorylative

play \fäs-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective

First Known Use of phosphorylate

1928

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phosphorylate

transitive verb phos·phor·y·late \ -ˌlāt \

medical Definition of phosphorylate

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

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