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A metabolic process that occurs in nearly all living cells in which glucose is converted in a series of steps to pyruvic acid and during which energy is released in the form of ATP.
(Biochemistry) biochem the breakdown of glucose by enzymes into pyruvic and lactic acids with the liberation of energy
gly•col•y•sis(glaɪˈkɒl ə sɪs)
the catabolism of carbohydrates, as glucose and glycogen, by enzymes, with the release of energy and the production of lactic or pyruvic acid.
gly`co•lyt′ic (-kəˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
The process in cell metabolism by which carbohydrates and sugars, especially glucose, are broken down, producing ATP and pyruvic acid.
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|Noun||1.||glycolysis - 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|
n. glicólisis, subdivisión de azúcar en compuestos más simples.