lipogenesis

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

Definition of lipogenesis

: 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


Medical Dictionary

lipogenesis

noun li·po·gen·e·sis \ -ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of lipogenesis

plural lipogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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

play \-jə-ˈnet-ik\ 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).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!