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glycogenolysis

glycogenolysis

noun gly·co·gen·ol·y·sis \ˌglī-kə-jə-ˈnä-lə-səs\
plural gly·co·gen·ol·y·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of GLYCOGENOLYSIS

:  the breakdown of glycogen especially to glucose in the animal body
gly·co·gen·o·lyt·ic \-jə-nə-ˈli-tik, -ˌje-\ adjective

Origin of GLYCOGENOLYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1909

glycogenolysis

noun gly·co·gen·ol·y·sis \ˌglī-kə-jə-ˈnäl-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gly·co·gen·ol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of GLYCOGENOLYSIS

:  the breakdown of glycogen especially to glucose in the animal body—compare glycogenesis
gly·co·gen·o·lyt·ic \-jən-əl-ˈit-ik, -ˌjen-\ adjective

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