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animal starch

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
Origin of animal starch
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • Thus we have animal starch, or glycogen, stored up in the liver.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • animal starch found in liver, which may be changed into glucose.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • Some of the sugars, for instance, the liver turns into a kind of animal starch (glycogen), which it stores away in its own cells.

    A Handbook of Health

    Woods Hutchinson
  • This substance, extracted in the form of a white powder, is really an animal starch.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
British Dictionary definitions for animal starch

animal starch

noun
1.
a less common name for glycogen
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animal starch in Medicine

animal starch n.
See glycogen.

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