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Meaning of phosphorylate

phos•pho•ryl•ate

Pronunciation: (fos'fur-u-lāt", fos-fôr'u-, -for'-), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to introduce the phosphoryl group into (an organic compound).
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