glycogenesis

noun

gly·​co·​gen·​e·​sis ˌglī-kə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce glycogenesis (audio)
: the synthesis of glycogen from glucose that occurs chiefly in the liver and skeletal muscle

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycogenesis was circa 1886

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“Glycogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycogenesis. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

glycogenesis

noun
gly·​co·​gen·​e·​sis ˌglī-kə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce glycogenesis (audio)
plural glycogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce glycogenesis (audio)
: the synthesis of glycogen from glucose that occurs chiefly in the liver and skeletal muscle compare glycogenolysis
glycogenetic adjective
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