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keratin Tweet Definition of keratin Like Definition of keratin on Facebook
noun
  1. (protein) A protein which hair and nails are comprised of.
ketose Tweet Definition of ketose Like Definition of ketose on Facebook
noun
  1. (organic chemistry) A saccharide containing a ketone functional group.
kinase Tweet Definition of kinase Like Definition of kinase on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of a group of enzymes that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules, such as ATP, to specific target molecules (substrates); the process is termed phosphorylation.
Krebs cycle Tweet Definition of Krebs cycle Like Definition of Krebs cycle on Facebook
noun
  1. (biochemistry) A series of enzymatic reactions that occurs in all aerobic organisms; it involves the oxidative metabolism of acetyl units, and serves as the main source of cellular energy.

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