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acetyl-coenzyme A

[uh-seet-l-koh-en-zahym, uh-set-, as-i-tl-] /əˈsit l koʊˈɛn zaɪm, əˈsɛt-, ˈæs ɪ tl-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
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-] /əˈsit lˈkoʊˈeɪ, əˌsɛt-, ˈæs ɪ tl-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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