transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Date: 1937 to cause (an organic compound) to take up or combine with phosphoric acid or a phosphorus-containing group • phosphorylative adjective

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  • phosphorylate — [fäs′fə ri lāt΄] vt. phosphorylated, phosphorylating [ PHOSPHOR(O) + YL + ATE1] to add phosphate to an organic compound phosphorylation n …   English World dictionary

  • phosphorylate — phosphorylation, n. /fos feuhr euh layt , fos fawr euh , for /, v.t., phosphorylated, phosphorylating. Chem. to introduce the phosphoryl group into (an organic compound). [1930 35; PHOSPHOR + YL + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • phosphorylate — verb a) To cause phosphorylation. b) To undergo phosphorylation. See Also: dephosphorylate …   Wiktionary

  • phosphorylate — phos·phor·y·late .lāt vt, lat·ed; lat·ing to cause (an organic compound) to take up or combine with phosphoric acid or a phosphorus containing group …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphorylate — v. combine with the phosphoryl group, add the phosphoryl group (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phosphorylate — [fɒs fɒrɪleɪt] verb chiefly Biochemistry introduce a phosphate group into (a molecule or compound). Derivatives phosphorylation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • phosphorylate — phos·pho·ryl·ate …   English syllables

  • phosphorylate — phos•pho•ryl•ate [[t]ˈfɒs fər əˌleɪt, fɒsˈfɔr ə , ˈfɒr [/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing chem. to introduce the trivalent group =P=O into an organic compound phos pho•ryl•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • phosphorylate — /fɒsˈfɒrəleɪt/ (say fos foruhlayt) verb (t) (phosphorylated, phosphorylating) to add a phosphate group to (a molecule or compound). {phosphor , combining form representing phosphorus + yl + ate1} –phosphorylation /fɒsˌfɒrəˈleɪʃən/ (say fos.foruh… …   Australian English dictionary

  • phosphorylate — Chem. introduce a phosphate group into (an organic molecule etc.). Derivatives: phosphorylation n …   Useful english dictionary

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