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glycerol catabolic process (GO:0019563)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
glycerol biosynthetic process +   
glycerol catabolic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of glycerol, 1,2,3-propanetriol, a sweet, hygroscopic, viscous liquid, widely distributed in nature as a constituent of many lipids.
glycerol to glycerone phosphate metabolic process 
hexitol catabolic process +   
pentitol catabolic process +   

Exact Synonyms: glycerol breakdown ;   glycerol catabolism ;   glycerol degradation
Xrefs: MetaCyc:PWY-4261 ;   MetaCyc:PWY0-381
Definition Sources: GOC:go_curators, ISBN:0198506732

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