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.
- metabolic process
- -lysis (English)
- glyco- (English)
Example sentences of the word glycolysis
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.