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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Fosforilación

Phosphorylation (FOS-for-ih-lay-shun)
A process in which a phosphate group is added to a molecule, such as a sugar or a protein.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.