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noun Biochemistry.
  1. the formation of glycogen from monosaccharides in the body, especially glucose.
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Also gly·cog·e·ny [glahy-koj-uh-nee] /glaɪˈkɒdʒ ə ni/.

Origin of glycogenesis

First recorded in 1870–75; glyco- + -genesis
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Historical Examples of glycogenesis

  • Whence it became evident that this nerve is not the excitor, but the sensory nerve concerned in glycogenesis.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


British Dictionary definitions for glycogenesis


  1. the formation of sugar, esp (in animals) from glycogen
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Derived Formsglycogenetic (ˌɡlaɪkəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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glycogenesis in Medicine


  1. The formation of glycogen.
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Related formsgly′co•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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