[ 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.


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Origin of glucogenesis

From New Latin; see origin at gluco-, -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM glucogenesis

glu·co·gen·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for glucogenic

[ glōō′kō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


The formation of glucose through the breakdown of glycogen.

Other words from glucogenesis

glu′co•genic adj.
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