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glucolysis, glucolytic
1. The conversion of a monosaccharide (generally glucose) to pyruvate via the glycolytic pathway.
2. The anaerobic enzymatic conversion of glucose to the simpler compounds lactate or pyruvate, resulting in energy stored in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), as occurs in muscle; it differs from respiration in that organic substances, rather than molecular oxygen, are used as electron acceptors.
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