glycogenolysis

noun

gly·​co·​gen·​ol·​y·​sis ˌglī-kə-jə-ˈnä-lə-səs How to pronounce glycogenolysis (audio)
plural glycogenolyses ˌglī-kə-jə-ˈnä-lə-ˌsēz How to pronounce glycogenolysis (audio)
: the breakdown of glycogen especially to glucose in the animal body
glycogenolytic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycogenolysis was in 1909

Dictionary Entries Near glycogenolysis

Cite this Entry

“Glycogenolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycogenolysis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

glycogenolysis

noun
gly·​co·​gen·​ol·​y·​sis ˌglī-kə-jə-ˈnäl-ə-səs How to pronounce glycogenolysis (audio)
plural glycogenolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce glycogenolysis (audio)
: the breakdown of glycogen especially to glucose in the animal body compare glycogenesis
glycogenolytic adjective
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