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phosphorylate

[ fos-fer-uh-leyt, fos-fawr-uh-, -for- ]
/ ˈfɒs fər əˌleɪt, fɒsˈfɔr ə-, -ˈfɒr- /
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verb (used with object), phos·pho·ryl·at·ed, phos·pho·ryl·at·ing.Chemistry.

to introduce the phosphoryl group into (an organic compound).

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Origin of phosphorylate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM phosphorylate

phos·pho·ryl·a·tion, noun
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