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Pronunciation: (bā'tu-ok"si-dā'shun or, esp. Brit., bē'-), [key]
n. Biochem.
a process by which fatty acids are degraded, involving oxidation of the beta carbons and removal of successive two-carbon fragments from the fatty acid.

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