glycogenesis

noun gly·co·gen·e·sis \ ˌglī-kə-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of glycogenesis

: the synthesis of glycogen from glucose that occurs chiefly in the liver and skeletal muscle

Origin and Etymology of glycogenesis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

glycogenesis

noun gly·co·gen·e·sis \ ˌglī-kə-ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of glycogenesis

plural glycogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
: the synthesis of glycogen from glucose that occurs chiefly in the liver and skeletal muscle — compare glycogenolysis

glycogenetic

play \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ adjective

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