glycogenesis

[ glahy-kuh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌglaɪ kəˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun Biochemistry.

the formation of glycogen from monosaccharides in the body, especially glucose.

Nearby words

  1. glycogen,
  2. glycogen acanthosis,
  3. glycogen granule,
  4. glycogen storage disease,
  5. glycogen synthase,
  6. glycogenetic,
  7. glycogenic,
  8. glycogenic acid,
  9. glycogenolysis,
  10. glycogenosis

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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British Dictionary definitions for glycogenesis

glycogenesis

/ (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

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

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Medicine definitions for glycogenesis

glycogenesis

[ glī′kə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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


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