noun Biochemistry.
the catabolism of carbohydrates, as glucose and glycogen, by enzymes, with the release of energy and the production of lactic or pyruvic acid.

1890–95; glyco- + -lysis Unabridged
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glycolysis (ɡlaɪˈkɒlɪsɪs)
biochem the breakdown of glucose by enzymes into pyruvic and lactic acids with the liberation of energy

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glycolysis gly·col·y·sis (glī-kŏl'ə-sĭs)
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   (glī-kŏl'ə-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
They found that telomerase activation started glycolysis in cancer cells.
In prokaryotes, glycolysis is the only method used for converting energy.
Most cancer cells, however, use a less efficient mechanism called glycolysis to power themselves.
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