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glycogen

noun gly·co·gen \ˈglī-kə-jən\

Definition of GLYCOGEN

:  a white amorphous tasteless polysaccharide (C6H10O5)x that is the principal form in which glucose is stored in animal tissues and especially muscle and liver tissue

First Known Use of GLYCOGEN

circa 1864

glycogen

noun gly·co·gen \ˈglī-kə-jən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLYCOGEN

:  a white amorphous tasteless polysaccharide (C6H10O5)x that constitutes the principal form in which glucose is stored in animal tissues, occurs especially in the liver and in muscle and also in fungi and yeasts, and resembles starch in molecular structure and in the formation of only glucose on complete hydrolysis—called also animal starch

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