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1. glycolysis

noun. a metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP.

Synonyms

  • metabolic process

Antonyms

  • anabolism

Etymology

  • -lysis (English)
  • glyco- (English)

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1. Noun, singular or mass
Because the reactions of glycolysis follow a logical sequence, one fairly easy way to learn glycolysis is to simply remember the names of the products formed in each step.

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