noun Biochemistry.

glucose formation in animals from a noncarbohydrate source, as from proteins or fats.

Origin of gluconeogenesis

First recorded in 1910–15; gluco- + neo- + -genesis
Related formsglu·co·ne·o·gen·ic [gloo-koh-nee-uh-jen-ik] /ˌglu koʊˌni əˈdʒɛn ɪk/, glu·co·ne·o·ge·net·ic [gloo-koh-nee-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌglu koʊˌni oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gluconeogenesis



biochem the sequence of metabolic reactions by which glucose is synthesized, esp in the liver, from noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino acids, pyruvic acid, or glycerolAlso called: glyconeogenesis
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gluconeogenesis in Medicine




The formation of glucose, especially by the liver, from noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino acids.glyconeogenesis
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