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[glahy-kol-uh-sis] /glaɪˈkɒl ə sɪs/
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.
Origin of glycolysis
1890-95; glyco- + -lysis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for glycolysis


(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

1892, from glyco- + -lysis.

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glycolysis in Medicine

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 in Science
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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