glycolysis etymology

English word glycolysis comes from English -lysis (Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.), English glyco- (Glycogen. Sugars.)

Detailed word origin of glycolysis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lysis English (eng) Decomposition or breakdown. Disintegration. Dissolving.
glyco- English (eng) Glycogen. Sugars.
glycolysis English (eng) (biology) The cellular degradation of the simple sugar glucose to yield pyruvic acid, and ATP as an energy source.

Words with the same origin as glycolysis

Descendants of -lysis
acantholytic acetolysis acetolytic atmolysis autohydrolysis autoproteolysis biolysis cerumenolysis chemolysis chromatolysis elastinolysis electrolysis endoproteolysis glycohydrolysis heterolytic homolysis hydrolysis karyolysis karyolytic lipolysis neurolysis octanolysis oncolysis onycholysis tenolysis
Descendants of glyco-
acanthaglycoside glyceroglycolipid glycoanalyst glycochemistry glycochenodeoxycholic acid glycocholate glycodendrimer glycoengineered glycoepitope glycohydrolase glycolipid glycolipidosis glycome glycometabolism glycomolecule glycopeptide glycophyte glycoprofile glycoproteomics glycoregulatory glycosynapse glycovanillin glycoxidation sulfoglycolipid thioglycoside