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Medical Term:

long-chain fatty acid:CoA ligase

Pronunciation: long-chan fat'e as'id li'gas

Definition: Fatty acid thiokinase (long-chain), a ligase forming acyl-CoA, AMP, and pyrophosphate from long-chain fatty acids, ATP, and coenzyme A.

Synonym(s): acyl-activating enzyme1, dodecanoyl-CoA synthetase

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