[hek-suh-kahy-neys, -neyz]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of hexose sugars.

1925–30; hexo(se) + kinase

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hexokinase hex·o·ki·nase (hěk'sə-kī'nās', -nāz', -kĭn'ās', -āz')
A transferase enzyme present in yeast, muscle, and other tissues, that acts during carbohydrate metabolism to catalyze the transfer of phosphate from ATP to glucose and other hexoses.

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