[ bey-tuh-ok-si-dey-shuh n or, esp. British, bee- ]
/ ˈbeɪ təˌɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən or, esp. British, ˈbi- /
a process by which fatty acids are degraded, involving oxidation of the beta carbons and removal of successive two-carbon fragments from the fatty acid.
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The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
Origin of beta-oxidation
First recorded in 1930–35
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