beta-oxidation
noun Date: circa 1935 stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which two-carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain

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  • beta-oxidation — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which two carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain * * * /bay teuh ok si day sheuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /bee /, n. Biochem. a process… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beta-oxidation — (= b oxidation) The process whereby fatty acids are degraded in steps, losing 2 carbons as (acetyl) CoA. Involves CoA ester formation, desaturation, hydroxylation and oxidation before each cleavage …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • beta-oxidation — be·ta ox·i·da·tion bāt ə .äk sə dā shən, chiefly Brit bē tə n stepwise catabolism of fatty acids in which two carbon fragments are successively removed from the carboxyl end of the chain …   Medical dictionary

  • beta-oxidation — /ˌbitə ɒksəˈdeɪʃən/ (say .beetuh oksuh dayshuhn) noun the first step in the enzymic process whereby fatty acids are broken down to two carbon atoms at a time starting from the carboxyl group; used for energy production …   Australian English dictionary

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