anaerobic glycolysis

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anaerobic glycolysis

[¦an·ə¦rōb·ik glī′käl·ə·səs]
(biochemistry)
A metabolic pathway in plants by which, in the absence of oxygen, hexose is broken down to lactic acid and ethanol with some adenosinetriphosphate synthesis.
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