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hexokinase

[hek-suh-kahy-neys, -neyz]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of hexose sugars.
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Origin of hexokinase

First recorded in 1925–30; hexo(se) + kinase
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hexokinase

(hĕk′sə-kīnās′, -nāz′, -kĭnās′, -āz′)
n.
  1. A transferase enzyme present in yeast, muscle, and other tissues, that acts during carbohydrate metabolism to catalyze the transfer of phosphate from ATP to glucose and other hexoses.
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