lipogenesis


li·po·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌlī-pə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of LIPOGENESIS

:  the formation of fat; specifically :  the formation of fatty acids from acetyl coenzyme A in the living body and especially in adipose tissue and the liver

Origin of LIPOGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1882

li·po·gen·e·sis

noun \-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural li·po·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of LIPOGENESIS

1
: formation of fat in the living body especially when excessive or abnormal
2
: the formation of fatty acids from acetyl coenzyme A in the living body
li·po·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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