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adjective Biochemistry.
  1. of or relating to glycogen.
  2. glycogenetic.
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Origin of glycogenic

First recorded in 1855–60; glycogen + -ic
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Examples from the Web for glycogenic

Historical Examples

  • This reaction Klebs ascribes to post-mortem changes in the glycogenic substance.

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


  • Would Claude Bernard have been able, without vivisection, to demonstrate the glycogenic function of the liver?

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

Word Origin and History for glycogenic


1859, from glycogen + -ic.

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