glucose formation in animals from a noncarbohydrate source, as from proteins or fats.
- Also glyconeogenesis.
- glu·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
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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 glycerol: Also called: glyconeogenesis
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