Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

lipogenesis

play
noun li·po·gen·e·sis \ˌlī-pə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of lipogenesis

  1. :  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 and Etymology of lipogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1882


Medical Dictionary

lipogenesis

play play
noun li·po·gen·e·sis \-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of lipogenesis

plural

lipogeneses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  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

lipogenetic

\-jə-ˈnet-ik\play adjective



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lipogenesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

torrent megillah rebellion interruption
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ