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phosphorylate

[fos-fer-uh-leyt, fos-fawr-uh-, -for-] /ˈfɒs fər əˌleɪt, fɒsˈfɔr ə-, -ˈfɒr-/
verb (used with object), phosphorylated, phosphorylating. Chemistry
1.
to introduce the phosphoryl group into (an organic compound).
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; phosphor- + -yl + -ate1
Related forms
phosphorylation, noun
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