phosphoroclastic reaction

phos·phor·o·clas·tic re·ac·tion

cleavage of C-C bonds that involves phosphate transfer but not, as in phosphorolysis, directly to one of the products for example, the decomposition of pyruvate to acetate + CO2, in which orthophosphate is added to ADP to form ATP.
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Phosphoroclastic reactions are the major reactions involved in acetate synthesis.