Definition of "pathway" []

  • A path. (noun)
  • Physiology A course usually followed by a body part or process. (noun)
  • Physiology A chain of nerve fibers along which impulses normally travel. (noun)
  • Physiology A sequence of enzymatic or other reactions by which one biological material is converted to another. (noun)
  • A route to or way of access to; way of reaching or achieving something (noun)

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  • Courses taken by a student to gain entry to a higher course or towards a final qualification (noun)
  • A chain of reactions associated with a particular metabolic process (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pathway" in a sentence
  • "And even more than the qualifiers it already gives, the page reminds us that "The carbohydrate - tryptophan - serotonin pathway is simply a hypothesis at this point.""
  • "Your use of the term pathway is much too generous."
  • "Obama says people who are here illegally should be given what he calls pathway to legalization."