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oxidative phosphorylation

noun, Biochemistry
the aerobic synthesis, coupled to electron transport, of ATP from phosphate and ADP.
Origin of oxidative phosphorylation
1950-55 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for oxidative-phosphorylation

oxidative phosphorylation

the process by which the energy liberated by oxidation of metabolites is used to synthesize the energy-rich molecule ATP
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oxidative-phosphorylation in Medicine

oxidative phosphorylation n.
The formation of ATP from the energy released by the oxidation of various substrates, especially the organic acids involved in the Krebs cycle.

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