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phosphorylate

[ fos-fer-uh-leyt, fos-fawr-uh-, -for- ]
/ 藞f蓲s f蓹r 蓹藢le瑟t, f蓲s藞f蓴r 蓹-, -藞f蓲r- /
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verb (used with object), phos路pho路ryl路at路ed, phos路pho路ryl路at路ing.Chemistry.
to introduce the phosphoryl group into (an organic compound).
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Origin of phosphorylate

First recorded in 1930鈥35; phosphor- + -yl + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM phosphorylate

phos路pho路ryl路a路tion, noun
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