the acetylated form of coenzyme A, formed as an intermediate in the oxidation of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in animal metabolism.
acetyl CoA abbr.
acetyl coenzyme A
- Acetyl group
the univalent group, CH 3 CO–, derived from acetic acid.
- Acetyl-coa synthetase
acetyl-coa synthetase acetyl-CoA synthetase n. A ligase that catalyzes the formation of acetyl CoA from acetate and CoA. Also called acetate-CoA ligase.