acetyl-coenzyme A

[ uh-seet-l-koh-en-zahym, uh-set-, as-i-tl- ]
/ əˈsit l koʊˈɛn zaɪm, əˈsɛt-, ˈæs ɪ tl- /

noun Biochemistry.

the acetylated form of coenzyme A, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism.

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Also called a·ce·tyl-CoA [uh-seet-l-koh-ey, uh-set-, as-i-tl-] /əˈsit lˈkoʊˈeɪ, əˌsɛt-, ˈæs ɪ tl-/.

Origin of acetyl-coenzyme A

First recorded in 1950–55
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