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glycolysis

[glahy-kol-uh-sis] /glaɪˈkɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
the catabolism of carbohydrates, as glucose and glycogen, by enzymes, with the release of energy and the production of lactic or pyruvic acid.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; glyco- + -lysis
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Examples for glycolysis
  • They found that telomerase activation started glycolysis in cancer cells.
  • Most cancer cells, however, use a less efficient mechanism called glycolysis to power themselves.
  • In prokaryotes, glycolysis is the only method used for converting energy.
British Dictionary definitions for glycolysis

glycolysis

/ɡlaɪˈkɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(biochem) the breakdown of glucose by enzymes into pyruvic and lactic acids with the liberation of energy
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Word Origin and History for glycolysis
n.

1892, from glyco- + -lysis.

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glycolysis in Medicine

glycolysis gly·col·y·sis (glī-kŏl'ə-sĭs)
n.
The ATP-generating metabolic process of most cells in which carbohydrates are converted to pyruvic acid.


gly'co·lyt'ic (glī'kə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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glycolysis in Science
glycolysis
  (glī-kŏl'ə-sĭs)   
The process in cell metabolism by which carbohydrates and sugars, especially glucose, are broken down, producing ATP and pyruvic acid. See more at cellular respiration.
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