Biochemistry pronunciation guide

A pronunciation guide for biochemistry terms.

A

TermPronunciation
acetyl-CoA/ˈæsɪtiːl koʊˈeɪ/
acetylase/əˈsɛtɪleɪs/
acetylation/əˌsɛtɪˈleɪʃən/
aconitase/əˈkɒnɪteɪs/
aconitate/əˈkɒnɪteɪt/
acyl/ˈeɪsiːl/
acylcarnitine/ˌeɪsɪlˈkɑːrnɪtiːn/
acyltransferase/ˌeɪsiːlˈtrænsfəreɪs/
arachidonic acid/əˌrækɪˈdɒnɪk ˈæsɪd/

B

TermPronunciation
biosynthesis/ˌbaɪoʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs/
butaryl/ˈbjuːtəriːl/

C

TermPronunciation
carbonyl/ˌkɑːrbəˈniːl/
carboxylase/kɑːrˈbɒksɪleɪs/
cholesterol/kəˈlɛstərɒl/
cholinergic/ˌkoʊlɪˈnɜːrdʒɪk/
citrate/ˈsɪtreɪt/
cysteine/ˈsɪstiːn/

D

TermPronunciation
decarboxylation/ˌdiːkɑːrˌbɒksɪˈleɪʃən/
diacylglycerol/ˌdaɪˌeɪsəlˈɡlɪsərɒl/
dihydroxyacetone/ˌdaɪhaɪˌdrɒksiˈæsɪtoʊn/

E

TermPronunciation
enoyl/ˈiːnoʊiːl/
enzymatic/ˌɛnzɪˈmætɪk/
enzyme/ˈɛnzaɪm/
esterification/ɪˌstɛrəfɪˈkeɪʃən/

F

TermPronunciation
fatty acid/ˈfæti ˈæsɪd/

G

TermPronunciation
glucose/ˈɡluːkoʊs/
glycerol/ˈɡlɪsərɒl/
glycolysis/ɡlaɪˈkɒlɪsɪs/
glycolytic/ˌɡlaɪkəˈlɪtɪk/

H

TermPronunciation
hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA/haɪˌdrɒksiˌmɛθəlˈɡluːtəriːl koʊˈeɪ/

I

TermPronunciation
isoform/ˈaɪsəfɔːrm/

K

TermPronunciation
ketone/ˈkiːtoʊn/

L

TermPronunciation
lipid/ˈlɪpɪd/
lipoxygenase/laɪˈpɒksɪdʒɪneɪs/
lyase/ˈlaɪeɪs/

M

TermPronunciation
malate/ˈmæleɪt/
malic/ˈmælɪk/
malonyl/ˈmæləniːl/
methylmalonyl-CoA/ˌmɛθəlˈmælənɪl koʊˈeɪ/
moiety/ˈmɔɪɪti/

N

TermPronunciation
nicotinic acid/ˌnɪkəˈtɪnɪk ˈæsɪd/

O

TermPronunciation
oxaloacetate/ɒkˌsæloʊˈæsɪteɪt/

P

TermPronunciation
palmitate/ˈpɑːlmɪteɪt/
palmitic acid/pɑːlˈmɪtɪk ˈæsɪd/
pentose/ˈpɛntoʊs/
peroxidation/pəˌrɒksɪˈdeɪʃən/
phosphatase/ˈfɒsfəteɪs/
phospholipase/ˌfɒsfoʊˈlaɪpeɪs/
phospholipid/ˌfɒsfoʊˈlɪpɪd/
polyketide/ˌpɒliˈkiːtaɪd/
propionate/ˈproʊpiəneɪt/
pyruvate/paɪˈruːveɪt/

S

TermPronunciation
sulfhydryl/sʌlfˈhaɪdrɪl/
synthase/ˈsɪnθeɪs/

T

TermPronunciation
thioester/ˌθaɪoʊˈɛstər/
thioesterase/ˌθaɪoʊˈɛstəreɪs/
transferase/ˈtrænsfəreɪs/

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