pathway

[ path-wey, pahth- ]
/ ˈpæθˌweɪ, ˈpɑθ- /

noun

a path, course, route, or way.
Biochemistry. a sequence of reactions, usually controlled and catalyzed by enzymes, by which one organic substance is converted to another.

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Origin of pathway

First recorded in 1530–40; path + way1

OTHER WORDS FROM pathway

path·wayed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pathway

pathway
/ (ˈpɑːθˌweɪ) /

noun

another word for path (def. 1), path (def. 2)
a route to or way of access to; way of reaching or achieving something
courses taken by a student to gain entry to a higher course or towards a final qualification
biochem a chain of reactions associated with a particular metabolic process
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Medical definitions for pathway

pathway
[ păthwā′ ]

n.

A course usually followed by a body part or process.
A chain of nerve fibers along which impulses normally travel.
A sequence of enzymatic or other reactions by which one biological material is converted to another.
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Scientific definitions for pathway

pathway
[ păthwā′ ]

A chain of nerve fibers along which impulses normally travel.
A sequence of enzymatic or other reactions by which one biological material is converted to another.
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