[ gloo-koh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌglu koʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun Biochemistry.

the production of glucose by the decomposition of glycogen or from any nonglucose precursor.

Origin of glucogenesis

From New Latin; see origin at gluco-, -genesis
Related formsglu·co·gen·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for glucogenesis


[ glōō′kō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


The formation of glucose through the breakdown of glycogen.
Related formsglu′co•genic adj.
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