Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ATP-generating metabolic process that occurs in nearly all living cells in which glucose is converted in a series of steps to pyruvic acid.
  • n. The metabolic breakdown of glucose and other sugars that releases energy in the form of ATP.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cellular degradation of the simple sugar glucose to yield pyruvic acid, and ATP as an energy source.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The destruction of sugar in the animal body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

glyco- + -lysis (Wiktionary)

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