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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The metabolic breakdown of glucose and other sugars that releases energy in the form of ATP.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The destruction of sugar in the animal body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • 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

Etymologies

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glyco- + -lysis

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