glycogenesis

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

noun Biochemistry.

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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British Dictionary definitions for glycogenesis

glycogenesis
/ (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

the formation of sugar, esp (in animals) from glycogen

Derived forms of glycogenesis

glycogenetic (ˌɡlaɪkəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for glycogenesis

glycogenesis
[ glī′kə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The formation of glycogen.

Other words from glycogenesis

gly′co•ge•netic (-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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