acetyl CoA

acetyl-coenzyme A

[uh-seet-l-koh-en-zahym, uh-set-, as-i-tl-]
noun Biochemistry.
the acetylated form of coenzyme A, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism.
Also called acetyl-CoA [uh-seet-l-koh-ey, uh-set-, as-i-tl-] .


Origin:
1950–55

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acetyl CoA abbr.
acetyl coenzyme A

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