lipogenesis

noun

li·​po·​gen·​e·​sis ˌlī-pə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce lipogenesis (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) reduced lipogenesis and triglyceride concentrations, while the probiotic L. rhamnosus NCC4007 strain induced decreased plasma lipoprotein levels16. Enea Rezzonico, Scientific American, 17 Feb. 2015

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lipogenesis was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Lipogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipogenesis. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

lipogenesis

noun
li·​po·​gen·​e·​sis -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce lipogenesis (audio)
plural lipogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce lipogenesis (audio)
: 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 adjective
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