pathway

[path-wey, pahth-] /ˈpæθˌweɪ, ˈpɑθ-/
noun
1.
a path, course, route, or way.
2.
Biochemistry. a sequence of reactions, usually controlled and catalyzed by enzymes, by which one organic substance is converted to another.
Origin
1530–40; path + way1
Related forms
pathwayed, adjective
Example Sentences for pathway
What a beautiful transformation of a boring side area into a handsome garden pathway and area.
When people play action games, they're changing the brain's pathway responsible for visual processing.
There is no pre-determined evolutionary pathway or trajectory.
Important connections between the cerebrum and the olive of the same side exist but the exact pathway is unknown.
Follow you the star that lights a desert pathway, yours or mine.
Its obligations throng the unexplored pathway of advancement, and will be limitless as duration.
The pathway for voluntary motor impulses is probably similar to that for the abducent nerve.
He too made every forest pathway dangerous to me and my ally with his lurking ambuscades.
People, it seems, have a special pathway of nerves that send pleasure signals to the brain when the skin is gently stroked.
When researchers attempt to add more than one new nutrient pathway, the genes tend to become scrambled in subsequent generations.
British Dictionary definitions for pathway
pathway (ˈpɑːθˌweɪ)
 
n
1.  path another word for path
2.  a route to or way of access to; way of reaching or achieving something
3.  courses taken by a student to gain entry to a higher course or towards a final qualification
4.  biochem a chain of reactions associated with a particular metabolic process

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pathway in Medicine

pathway path·way (pāth'wā')
n.

  1. A course usually followed by a body part or process.

  2. A chain of nerve fibers along which impulses normally travel.

  3. A sequence of enzymatic or other reactions by which one biological material is converted to another.

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pathway in Science
pathway
  (pāth'wā')   
  1. A chain of nerve fibers along which impulses normally travel.

  2. A sequence of enzymatic or other reactions by which one biological material is converted to another.


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