acetyl coenzyme a

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acetyl coenzyme A n.
Abbr. acetyl CoA

  1. An organic compound in which an acetyl group is attached to CoA.

  2. A compound that functions as a coenzyme in many biological acetylation reactions and is formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

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