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beta–oxidation

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noun be·ta–ox·i·da·tion \ˈbāt-ə-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən, chiefly British ˈbē-tə-\

Medical Definition of beta–oxidation

  1. :  stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which 2-carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain


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