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glycogen vs. glucose

glycogen vs. glucose: What's the difference?

Glycogen, (C6H10O5)n, is a white, tasteless polysaccharide similar to starch that stores carbohydrates in animals and is found in the liver, in muscle, and in fungi and yeasts. Glucose,  C6H12O6, is a sugar found naturally in fruit, animal tissue, and other natural substances.

[ glahy-kuh-juhn, -jen ]
  1. a white, tasteless polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, molecularly similar to starch, constituting the principal carbohydrate storage material in animals and occurring chiefly in the liver, in muscle, and in fungi and yeasts.
[ gloo-kohs ]
  1. a sugar, C6H12O6, having several optically different forms, the common dextrorotatory form (dextroglucose, or d-glucose ) occurring in many fruits, animal tissues and fluids, etc., and having a sweetness about one half that of ordinary sugar, and the rare levorotatory form (levoglucose, or l-glucose ) not naturally occurring.
  2. a syrup containing dextrose, maltose, and dextrine, obtained by the incomplete hydrolysis of starch.

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