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gluconeogenesis

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noun glu·co·neo·gen·e·sis \ˌglü-kə-ˌnē-ə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of gluconeogenesis

  1. :  formation of glucose within the animal body especially by the liver from substances (as fats and proteins) other than carbohydrates



Origin of gluconeogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1912


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gluconeogenesis

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noun glu·co·neo·gen·e·sis \ˌglü-kə-ˌnē-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of gluconeogenesis

plural gluconeogeneses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  formation of glucose within the animal body from precursors other than carbohydrates especially by the liver and kidney using amino acids from proteins, glycerol from fats, or lactate produced by muscle during anaerobic glycolysis—called also glyconeogenesis

gluconeogenic \-ˈjen-ik\play adjective



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