gluconeogenesis


glu·co·neo·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌglü-kə-ˌnē-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\
plural glu·co·neo·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of GLUCONEOGENESIS

: 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
glu·co·neo·gen·ic \-ˈjen-ik\ adjective

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