[ gloo-koh-nee-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌglu koʊˌni əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

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


/ (ˌɡluːkəʊˌniːəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


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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Medicine definitions for gluconeogenesis


[ glōō′kə-nē′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


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