Entner-Douderoff pathway

Ent·ner-·Dou·der·off path·way

(ent'ner dud'er-of),
a degradative pathway for carbohydrates in certain microorganisms (for example, Pseudomonas sp.) that lack hexokinase, phosphofructokinase, and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase.